|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1889|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1918, England|
Known as McGhee Tyson.
Son of Brigadier General and US Congressman Lawrence Davis Tyson
Graduated from Princeton in 1912.
Vice President and General Manager of Knoxville Spinning Company.
Organized Tennessee Mills and became Vice President and General Manager there.
Attended Naval Aviation Ground School at MIT in 1917 and then on to advanced air training in Pensacola, FL.
Ordered to the US Naval Air Station in Killingholme, England in 1918. While involved in a dangerous mine-laying expedition, Lieutenant Tyson was killed when the large flying boat that he was in crashed into the River Humber.
His mother later donated land for a park, to be called Tyson Park, and land for an airport to be named after her son. Today, Knoxville's airport is known as McGhee Tyson or simply (TYS). (bio by: Danny)
Lawrence Davis Tyson (1861 - 1929)
Bettie Humes McGhee Tyson (1865 - 1933)
Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve Flying Corps.
Better death by the sword for some high, unselfish purpose, than to live out a life of ease, safe cloistered all thy days. To live for thine own ends is human; to die for some great cause, for Liberty or for another's good, - that is God-like
Old Gray Cemetery
Created by: Jeff Berry
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
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