Henry Conway Oldham (1895-1929)

Army Air Corps, WWI – pilot

Henry was in the Aviation Service in WWI. He fought in Europe and was rumored to have flown through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. After the war he was married to Myrl Walters of Marceline and they had three children, Henry George, Charles, and Jo Anne (Campbell). While they were living in North Platte, Nebraska he worked as a flight instructor and was killed there in a plane crash. Myrl returned to Marceline with the children and moved back to her parents’ farm. From there she drove back and forth to Kirksville until she got her teaching certificate. She eventually became the principal of the elementary school in Marceline, where she served for 18 years.

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