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Clarence Alva HERRMANN

Gravel Hill -- Cheshire Twp. Cemetery
Gallia County,

Clarence Alva Herrmann was born on 16 August 1890 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, son of George Frederick Herrmann and Minnie Irene Ripley. He died on 16 July 1928 in Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio and was buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Clarence's obituary, July 1928, reads as follows:


Plane Takes Nose Dive When Landing On Cheshire Field Sunday Evening

Clarence Herrmann, 35, of Cheshire, is dead and Ralph Young, 23, Pomeroy, was seriously injured as a result of an airplane crash Sunday evening at Cheshire. The plane was reported to have taken a nose dive when the pilot attempted to straighten out after a descent. The men were returning from a flight and the accident occurred on the private landing field from which they operated, near the Midway dance pavilion at Cheshire.

Both men were brought to Holzer Hospital. Herrmann died at about 5 A.M. Monday morning from a broken neck sustained in the fall. Young, reported to have been the pilot, sustained a broken shoulder and severe chest injuries.

The two men were part owners of an old army biplane, which they purchased from private parties about six weeks ago. The accident was reported to have happened at about 8 Sunday night. They had been making flights during the day from their private landing field on Hermann's brother's farm. The field is between the river road and the Hocking Valley railroad, about one fourth mile below the village of Cheshire.


Miss Georgia Gilfillan, Middleport, half sister of Herrmann, saw the crash, and in running across a field toward the plane, she ran into a barbed wire fence, cutting herself severely. She is being treated in the hospital here.

Herrmann was unmarried. Young is married and has two children. It is believed that Young will recover.


Herrmann and Young, with John Leaper, 30, Middleport, were the owners of the plane. Leaper is a former Gallipolis boy, a nephew of R. A. Wallace, Mrs. T. S. Berridge and Mrs. T. S. Eachus; of this city."

Contributed on 12/11/06 by therrman
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Submitted: 12/11/06 • Approved: 12/12/06 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R8917-G0-S3

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