1931 June 24 RTobert Langham background
Former Nashville Man Killed In Crash; Rites Here The body of Robert Langham, 33, native of ttys city who lost his life Monday in ' an airplane crash at Detroit, will arrive here Thursday afternoon on the Pan-American and be taken to the Dorris. Karsch and company establishment. The burial will be at Spring Hill cemetery, probably Friday. As pilot of tha plane Mr. Lang-ham was killed when he whirled downward for 2,080 feet In a futile attempt to spin his plane equipped with an antl-splnnlng device. He had been ordered to take the ship aloft and determine if it was humanely possible to spin it despite the safetv installation. Mr. Langham was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Langham. H': father was formerly In the wall paper business in Nashville. He was a graduate of Hume-Fogg high school end left this city 10 years ago to take a position as electrician for an electric concern in Detroit. About two years ago he trained for air service at St. Louis, and had been active in aviation since. He Is survived by two half-brot' ers, Frank G. Langham, manager of the Union Building and Loan association of Nashville and Ed Langham of Alton, III., also his half-alster, Mrs. Pearl Williams of Watertown, Tenn.