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NORRIS JOHNSON MEETS DEATH IN ALASKA


Once Lived In Kiron and Had Many Friends Here
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Fairbanks, Alaska -- (Up)--Pilot Norris Johnson was killed when his plane crashed while attempting to land in a blinding snowstorm one mile south of here.
The C. R. Lundells and John Bakers received word Saturday from C. R. Johnson of Virginia, Minn., of the death of his son, Norris, in an airplane crash, Wednesday, November 22. A number here heard the news broadcast over the radio on Thursday morning.
Mr. Johnson had been in the employ of a passenger and freight aviation company at Fairbanks for the past three years. He had been interested in aviation since a young man and had followed this vocation since he finished his education. Since the death of his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Baker-Johnson, in 1920, Norris and his brother, Robert, spent many summers here with the Bakers and Lundells. One summer he operated a plane while here.
Norman Johnson was born June 20, 1910, at Virginia, Minn., and had reached the age of 29 years at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Frances Barbara Buzby of ;Fairbanks, Alaska, on October 26, 1939. (Further account is given below.)
He is survived by his wife and his father, C. R. Johnson, of Virginia, Minn., one brother, Robert, who is with the North American Company at Los Angeles, Cal., and a number of relatives here, in Virginia and in Indianapolis. J. E. Baker is an uncle and Mrs. C. R. Lundell is an aunt of Mr. Johnson. Work is being waited pending the burial.

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