Military Service in WWI from 5 Jun 1917 to 19 Feb 1919 and 1924-27
prev. a copper miner and farmer, then pilot; "he established and then flew an air-mail route from Kansas to Denver in the early 1920s"
m. 1914 Judith M [Anderson], 2 children
Address in 1930: District H, Denver, Colorado
In the mid-30s he was the pilot of the splendid "sub-stratosphere" Shelton AG-4 Crusader, which was expected to "Whiz-z-z to Paris" but the company folded in 1938 under securities fraud investigations before the Crusader could go into production.
In 1940 they were living with her mother, and his brother-in-law's family in Pasadena, CA
Sailed back to Montreal on the SS Tilapa on 19 Aug 1941, with fellow-pilot John Marine, on a vist to Pasadena. He said "I am sure the British will win. They have so much spirit and actual courage. Even during the height of a bomb raid, they will put on the tea pot for that 4 o'clock cup of tea."
d. 2 Mar 1944 of natural causes at Prestwick, S Ayrshire, Scotland
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery, England