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 Charles Austin Farnum, Jr

Charles Austin Farnum, Jr

Birth
Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Death 7 Jun 1964 (aged 49)
Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec. 20 Lot 142 Grave 7
Memorial ID 53178376 · View Source
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Charles was the son of Charles Austin & 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 was determined.


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CHARLES A. FARNUM
MICHIGAN
S1 USNR
WORLD WAR 11


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  • Created by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
  • Added: 2 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53178376
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Austin Farnum, Jr (4 Feb 1915–7 Jun 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53178376, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by PAT FARNUM DeMARE (contributor 46981651) .