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Charles Austin Farnum, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1915
Millington
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1964
Troy
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

Charles was the son of Charles A. & Eliza Glynn Farnum Sr.,graduated Millington H.S. class of 1933 & lettered in sports. Married 1st Marcia Moberly & had 2 sons. After her death, he married 2nd Elaine Roussin & had 1 son, 1 dau..He was a U.S. Navy RESERVES VETERAN WW 11. He was a licensed pilot & certified flIGHT instructor. On the day of his death he was minutes into the air of qualifying a co-worker flying instructor to a brand new plane owned by the Burr's Airport they worked for. Seconds before the sound of the plane heard to be out of control & descending, people on the ground saw a propeller fall off the plane. The plane crashed into a field across the street from a church & Charles & the 2 other men were killed instantly. Age 49y 4m 3d . It was later determined the brand new plane was defective & a work related wrongful death determined. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Austin Farnum (1871 - 1937)
  Eliza Marie Glynn Farnum (1872 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Marcia Margaret Moberley Farnum (1914 - 1957)
 
 Siblings:
  Russell Lee Farnum (1892 - 1957)*
  Gerald Charles Farnum (1902 - 1972)*
  Leroy Russell Farnum (1909 - 1971)*
  Charles Austin Farnum (1915 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CHARLES A. FARNUM
MICHIGAN
S1 USNR
WORLD WAR 11
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. 20 Lot 142 Grave 7
 
Created by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
Record added: Jun 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53178376
Charles Austin Farnum, Jr
Added by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 
Charles Austin Farnum, Jr
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