|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1866|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1905|
Professional balloonist and airship pilot 20 years. ***Epic flight 31 Aug.1905 from Greenville, OH, in an airship of his own design & construction. Carried 6-sticks of dynamite aloft for a fireworks display; when ignited, it blew the airship into such small pieces, the crowd of 25,000 (incl. his wife & children) couldn't understand how it had disappeared. Pieces of him and his airship were later found scattered over 20 acres.
Nettle Creek Friends Quaker Cemetery
Created by: susan clemons
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
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