Stanley J. Major (1902 - 1941)
Surnames: Horn, Kurtz
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/18/1941
Horn, Stanley J. Major (1902 - 12 Dec. 1941)
J. W. Horn, formerly of this community now residing at Oshkosh, Wis., was informed by the war department of the death of his son, Major J. Horn of the U.S. army on Dec. 12 at Riohata, Panama, as the result of an airplane crash against a building. The report states that Major Horn was not in the airplane.
Major Horn was born in Minneapolis in 1902 and came to the town of Hull in 1915 with his parents. He graduated from the Abbotsford, Wis. High School in 1921 and from the U.S. Military Academy in 1925. Before going to Panama in August, 1940, he had been stationed at various army posts besides serving two years as one the engineers surveying the proposed Nicaraugian canal. He also served four years as instructor at West Point and four years at Louisville, Ky., on the Ohio River Flood control project.
He was married in 1925 to Miss Kurtz, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kurtz formerly of Riverside, town of Hull, who survives with three children - Stanley, Jr., David and Nancy. Also his father, J. W. Horn, one sister, Gladys of Milwaukee and one brother, Donald, of Oshkosh.
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