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This is a photograph album containing photographs of Howard Lincoln Athon. He was born and grew up in Quenemo, Kansas. After graduating from high school, he joined the U S. Navy during World War I. When he returned home, he married Roberta in December 1922 and they lived in Gridley, Kansas for about a year. Howard worked in the oil fields until they closed. The Athons moved to Topeka where he went into the flying business. On July 29, 1931 Howard was involved in a flying accident. His two-seater American Eagle biplane fell from 2,000 feet and crashed in the Kansas River, and A. J. McKimmey, the passenger, died instantly and Howard was seriously injured. Howard went on to be an electrician after the accident. His work included wiring at Forbes Field, and several missile sites in northeast Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri.

Date: 1900-1985

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Item Number: 309290
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309290

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