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LT George Edward Batty

LT George Edward Batty

Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 7 Oct 1935 (aged 27)
Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Blk 45
Memorial ID 31092859 · View Source
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George Edward was the first of two children born to George Franklin and Edith C. Batty. Because of his initials; GEB, he was affectionately called Geb (Jeb) all his life. His younger brother was named Robert; called Bob.

Geb enlisted in the Army Air Corps in his late teens and flew military airplanes while a member of the service. His reputation as a bold airman included the story that in practice parachute jumping, he just about invented skydiving. He liked to be the last to jump from the troop plane and freefall long enough to be the first to land on the ground. Upon completion of his military service, he became a pilot for United Airlines, in the early days of passenger air service. He was co-pilot of the plane that crashed on October 7th, 1935, taking his life. As the picture attests, Geb was a dapper pilot.

On July 1st, 1930, Geb married Vivienne Warner in Denver. They had two daughters; Barbara and Patricia. At the time of Geb's death, Barbara was 4 years old and Patty was 18 months. His death was a great sorrow for his parents and devastating for his wife Viv and two little girls. Picture included here is daughter Patty at her father's gravesite in the winter of 1952.


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  • Maintained by: Bill Simpkins
  • Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
  • Added: 2 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31092859
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LT George Edward Batty (1 Jul 1908–7 Oct 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31092859, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Bill Simpkins (contributor 47209300) .