Appleby, James Richard

Appleby, James Richard

Male 1919 - 1951  (32 years)

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  • Name Appleby, James Richard 
    Nickname Dick 
    Born 21 Apr 1919  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 9 Jan 1920  17 N. 19th St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 21 Apr 1930  2111 Market St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 7 Apr 1940  2111 Market St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 30 Jun 1951  Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Jun 1951  Crystal Mountain, Larimer County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Shoops Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I38110  Sackett
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2018 

    Family Tocher, Catherine Deane,   b. 17 Dec 1918, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1991, Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Appleby, James Richard Jr.,   b. 24 Jan 1944, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1994, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F13613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1919 - Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Jan 1920 - 17 N. 19th St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Apr 1930 - 2111 Market St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1940 - 2111 Market St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Appleby, James Richard Jr. - 24 Jan 1944 - Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 Jun 1951 - Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1951 - Crystal Mountain, Larimer County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shoops Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    James Richard Appleby (1919-1951)
    James Richard Appleby (1919-1951)

  • Notes 
    • General Notes:

      1920 Census, enumerated in at 17 N. 19th St. in Harrisburg Ward 9, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Harold R Appleby Head M 35 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 29 Pennsylvania
      Robert H Appleby Jr. Son M 3 Pennsylvania
      Kenneth W Appleby Son M 2 Pennsylvania
      Richard J Appleby Son M 0 Pennsylvania
      District: 95 , Sheet Number and Letter: 8B , Household ID: 161 , Line Number: 64 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1821558 , Digital Folder Number: 004384884 , Image Number: 01028

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      1930 Cemsus, enumerated 21 Apr 1930 at 2111 Market St. in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Robert H Appleby Head M 46 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 39 Pennsylvania
      Robert H Appleby Son M 13 Pennsylvania
      Kenneth W Appleby Son M 12 Pennsylvania
      Richard J Appleby Son M 10 Pennsylvania
      Mary E Appleby Daughter F 6 Pennsylvania
      Katherine Rosenberry Servant F 17 Pennsylvania
      District: 0048 , Sheet Number and Letter: 19A , Household ID: 496 , Line Number: 40 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 2027 , GS Film number: 2341761 , Digital Folder Number: 004639358 , Image Number: 00262

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      1940 Census, enumerated 7 Apr 1940 at 2111 Market St. in Ward 9, Harrisburg, Harrisburg City, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Robert H Appleby Head M 57 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 50 Pennsylvania
      James R Appleby Son M 20 Pennsylvania
      Mary E Appleby Daughter F 16 Pennsylvania
      Ruth Brightbill Servant F 23 Pennsylvania
      District: 22-53 , Family Number: 39 , Sheet Number and Letter: 2B , Line Number: 64 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 3482 , Digital Folder Number: 005456622 , Image Number: 00331

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      From Find A Grave Memorial# 61721607
      Capt James Richard "Dick" Appleby
      Birth: Apr. 21, 1919
      Harrisburg
      Dauphin County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Jun. 30, 1951
      Larimer County
      Colorado, USA

      [Add Bio]
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Robert Harold Appleby (1883 - 1967)
      Lottie M Appleby (1890 - 1989)

      Spouse:
      Catherine Deane Tocher Appleby (1918 - 1991)*

      Children:
      James Richard Appleby (1944 - 1994)*

      Siblings:
      Robert H Appleby (1916 - 1983)*
      Kenneth W Appleby (1917 - 1973)*
      James Richard Appleby (1919 - 1951)

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Shoops Cemetery
      Harrisburg
      Dauphin County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Plot: Section B-6

      Maintained by: Ted Smith
      Originally Created by: Robert Viguers
      Record added: Nov 16, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 61721607

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      From GenDisasters.com
      From http://www3.gendisasters.com/colorado/731/hague%2526%2523039%3Bs-peak,-airplane-crash,-jun-1951
      Crystal Mountain, CO Airplane Crash, Jun 1951
      Submitted by Stu Beitler

      Wreckage of UAL Mainliner with 50 Aboard Found Strewn in Tiny Pieces over Hague's Peak Area.

      Cheyenne, Wyo., June 30 -- (AP) -- The scattered wreckage of a missing United Airlines DC6 has been sighted in the foothills of the Rockies 25 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo., the Wyoming director of aeronautics reported today.
      The director, Ralph Johnson, said he saw the debris of the plane which carried 50 persons, scattered over at least 150 yards, from his search plane.

      "The knoll on which the wreckage was seen was at an altitude of about 8,600 feet," Johnson reported by radio to the Civil Aeronautics Administration station here.
      The plane was last heard from at 1:46 a. m. (Mountain Standard Time) when it reported conditions normal as it passed over Cheyenne.

      The flight was en-route from San Francisco to Chicago by way of Salt Lake City, Denver and Omaha, one of the first after a 10-day pilot strike.

      Johnson, who had been in the air since before noon on the hunt, said that he estimated the largest piece of the wreckage was part of the tail section about eight-feet long and two feet wide.

      He remained at the scene, flying around above the crash site awaiting instructions.

      The area in which the mangled craft was sighted is near the foot of Hague's peak, some 50 miles southwest of Cheyenne and near the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National park. (Hague's peak is in the Mummy range, north of Trail Ridge. It is at the source of the North Fork of the Big Thompson).

      Fears that the plane might have got off its course and into the mountainous area had been expressed earlier by a United Air Lines official, who announced that the search had shifted to the mountains.

      Johnson, a former United Air Lines test pilot, told the CAA control tower at Cheyenne he had "positively identified" the wreckage as that of the missing airliner.

      United Air Lines at Denver reported it could not confirm the report.

      Johnson said trees in the area appear to have been burned. He said the huge craft appeared to have been heading southwest, somewhat off the north-south airline from Cheyenne to Denver.

      Johnson spotted the wreckage about 1:15 P. M. mountain standard time.

      He was instructed by CAA officials at Cheyenne to lead a United Air Lines search plane from Fort Collins to the scene.

      Ground search parties were being organized at Cheyenne.
      At Fort Collins, coroner Harold Warren of Larimer county made plans to start immediately with a rescue squad on the trip which likely will take hours.

      The coroner said the party will go up Poudre canyon to Pingree(?) park, a summer camp, and there determine whether the estimated remaining 10 miles can be made by car or whether the party must go on horseback.

      The search was concentrated for a time five miles east of Loveland, Colo., and later turned north to Welllington, 75 miles north of Denver, after farmers told of hearing a plane in distress.

      However, UAL and peace officers in the search emphasized the reports could not be confirmed.

      The first report came from farmer John Uhrich near Loveland, who reported to the state highway patrol he heard what sounded to be a plane crash.

      Search craft circled over the farm and vicinity until one newspaperman said it "looks like air force day up here," but there was no sign of the missing transport.
      Later, William Coy, a farmer near Wellington, reported hearing the noise of a plane, apparently in trouble, over his place about 5 a. m., mountain standard time.

      Wellington is only about 30 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyo., where the plane reported it was overhead in the last message from it.

      Searchers headed for the Wellington area, which is in flat farming and grazing country.

      Maj. Louis Nollkamper of the civil air patrol at Cheyenne made a flight of nearly three hours from Cheyenne to Woods Landing, 30 miles west of Laramie, Wyo., and south to Fort Collins, Colo., without seeing a trace of the plane.

      Altogether 15 Wyoming planes were taking part in the search, Nollkamper said thick clouds covered higher mountain peaks near Woods Landing "and if the plane got in there, it could have run into trouble." There are a number of peaks of elevations of 10,000 to 11,000 feet in that region.

      Uhrich said that sometimes around 2 a. m. he heard the noise.

      "It sounded like a big thump," the farmer said.

      "It must have been a long way off because it didn't sound near as loud as the army plane that crashed three miles from here two years ago," he added.

      A state patrol ground party went quickly to the scene, some 60 miles south of Cheyenne, in the sandy foothills of the Rocky mountains.

      Searching aircraft also concentrated on the area.

      The big liner, carrying 45 passengers and a crew of five, was flying from San Francisco to Chicago by way of Salt Lake, Denver and Omaha.

      CAP From Here Hunts Plane Down with 50

      The Greeley Civil Air Patrol, sheriff's officers, and state patrol participated in Saturday's search for the United Airlines DC-6 missing between Cheyenne and Denver with 50 aboard, including 44 passengers and a crew of five.

      Planes took off from the airport early Saturday and searched an area ranging from 15 miles south of Johnstown west to the foothills and north to the Colorado-Wyoming line. These flying planes included Floyd Allen with Bill Bostrom, observer; Chester Teeters with Chet, Jr., observer; Morton Marley with Floyd Bacher, observer; William A. Coomes with Enoch Kirkpatrick, observer. Warren McMillen flew alone.

      The community of Kelim, just west of the Weld-Larimer line in Larimer county was a busy place Saturday as newspapermen, officers, and curious residents of both counties gathered there after hearing a report the plane was down five miles east of Loveland. Cars lined highway 34 on both sides of the road.

      John C. Uhrich, 56, farmer living in Weld County just a few hundred yards east of the Weld-Larimer line and about a half mile south of Kelim, reported he heard a "thud" shortly after 2 a. m. Saturday.

      "It sounded like it was way north of here," Uhrich said.
      A string of cars led by Gilbert R. Carrel, state police chief, drove to Uhrich's home, but the farmer had left for Loveland and was not immediately available for further questioning.

      The plane was on flight 610, non-stop from Salt Lake City to Denver.

      It had radioed at 1:56 p. m.(believe this should be a. m. - transcriber) that it was flying at 8,500 feet south of Cheyenne. Nine minutes later the Airline lost contact with the plane. The big ship was due in Denver at 2:10 a. m.
      Small planes from Weld and Larimer counties searched the triangular area between Cheyenne, Fort Collins, and Greeley.
      Four United Airlines search planes took off from Denver early Saturday along with the Fifth Air Rescue Squadron at Lowry Field.

      Shortly before 10 a. m. Saturday, the Windsor telephone exchange informed the Greeley airport that two farmers had reported seeing black smoke in the foothills about 15 miles or more west of Windsor. The Windsor exchange identified the farmers as Albert Ochaner and Earl Lewis, who live northeast of Winsor.

      Low visibility in the foothills hampered efforts to spot the plane from the air.

      Larimer County Sheriff Ray Barger was organizing a mounted posse in case the plane was located in the foothills.

      Passenger List on Missing Plane
      San Francisco, June 30. -- (AP) -- United Air Lines here listed the following persons aboard the DC-6 airliner missing near Denver.

      Passengers:
      MISS SHIRLEY COLMER, San Francisco.
      MISS L. FRUDDEN, Charles City, Iowa.
      MISS FRANCES HOFFNER, Stockton, California.
      J. F. SCHUSTER, St. Paul, Minn.
      Navy Lieut. D. P. ZYLLA, Treasure Island, Calif.
      E. D. DETLESS, San Jose, Calif.
      MRS. MARY GREEN, Cherokee, Iowa.
      MISS E. IVEY, San Francisco.
      DR. C. W. DINGMAN, UAL employee, San Francisco.
      MEYER BROWN, Oakland, Calif.
      L. EHRLICH, Richmond, Calif.
      MR. GEORGE HARKNESS, Berkeley, Calif.
      MRS. HARKNESS, his wife, Berkeley, Calif.
      JUDY LARSON, 9, Oakland, Calif.
      MRS. A. S. HOLMES, El Cerrito, Calif.
      Col. MERLE A. PARKS, Travis AFB, Calif.
      N. S. TURNER, Oakland, Calif.
      K. C. MORGAN, UAL employee, San Bruno, Calif.
      MRS. LOIS MORGAN, his wife.
      JANE MORGAN, 16, their daughter.
      JIM MORGAN, 13, their son.
      DUANE MORGAN, 12, their son.
      MRS. WARREN F. MORSE, Palo Alto, Calif., wife of a UAL employee.
      ZOE ANN MORSE, 5, her daughter.
      RUTH MORSE, 11 months old, her daughter.
      MRS. L. E. MONTGOMERY, Palo Alto, Calif., wife of a UAL employee.
      MARY PATRICIA MONTGOMERY, age 8, her daughter.
      JOE COURY, Pittsburgh, Pa.
      A. W. GERTH, Alexandria, Va.
      I. THOMAS McKILLOP, Alexandria, Va.
      GEORGE W. HAGGARD, Washington, D. C.
      ROBERT E. BIEGHLEY, Youngstown, Ohio.
      STEWART E. McCABE, Arlington, Va.
      T. L. EVANS, Clovis, N. M.
      FRANK C. DRAKE, Nashville, Tenn.
      P. W. CULLOM, Nashville, Tenn.
      Five civilian inspectors, employees of Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
      JOSEPH M. BRITAIN, Dayton.
      BENJAMIN L. PINGEL, Fairborn, Ohio.
      MISS FRANCES E. WISE, Dayton.
      GEORGE PIPER, Dayton.
      I. G. VANN, Dayton.
      J. W. LANDERS, Atlanta, Ga.
      MORTON ORENSTEIN, Oakland, Calif.
      DAYRELL G. ENSIGN, Riverside, Ill.
      Capt. RICHARD J. APPLEBY, Los Altos, Calif., pilot.
      Co-pilot HARRY GRANT TOWER, Burlingame, Calif.
      Flight engineer AUGUST P. PETROVICH, Redwood City, Calif.
      Stewardess FRANCES MAY SMITH, Palo Alto, Calif.
      Second Stewardess CAROL J. RAYMOND, San Mateo, Calif.

      The Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1951-06-30

      All 50 Aboard Airline Die In Grim Crash

      DENVER, June 30 (UP) -- A United Air Lines DC-6 crashed into a 9500-foot mountain peak in the eastern Rocky mountains today, killing the 50 persons aboard.
      The plane cut a swath of death for 1500 feet through tall lodgepole pines before pancaking with disintegrating force into the east face of Crystal mountain 25 miles west of Fort Collins, Colo.

      Sheriff Ray Barger of Fort Collins stated positively that all 45 passengers and five crewmen were killed.

      Temporary Morgue

      County Coroner Harold Warren said that a temporary morgue to receive remains of those killed would be established at Fort Collins.

      No effort was made tonight to remove bodies. Civil Aeronautics Board Investigator Phillip Goldstein of Kansas City ordered the entire area sealed off until an investigation is completed.

      One of the first men to reach the scene was United Press Staff Correspondent Robert M. Byers, who termed it a "mountain of death strewn with carnations."

      He said the course of the plane was clearly marked in a
      huge cut through the trees. He said the plane sheared off treetops for 500 feet.

      Like Matchsticks

      Then the plane pancaked, cutting off the wings and tail, and skidded through heavy timber cutting trees like matchsticks, spreading bits of metal over a 1500-foot stretch.

      The fuselage of the plane, he said, was "split like a roasted weiner." There were parts of perhaps five or six bodies in the fuselage. The rest were thrown from the plane and bits and shreds of bodies were thrown into surrounding trees.

      Byers said that fire apparently broke out with the crash, but was kept from spreading by heavy dampness. The crash scene gave off a thin, steamy haze of smoke and roasted flesh, he said.

      The plane apparently carried a cargo of carnations that was split asunder by the crash. Byers said the area was spread with "blood-red" carnations and a few white carnations.

      Can't Walk Upright

      "You can see people's hats," Byers said. "You can see what you think is blood. You can't walk up-right -- the bits of metal broken off the plane prevent that."

      "From the air, this airplane looks like an egg smashed against the bottom of a skillet. On the ground, it's a black, ugly scar of death."

      The DC-6, flight 610 en route from San Francisco to Chicago with stops at Salt Lake City, Denver and Omaha, last had reported its position as over Cheyenne, Wyo., east of the mountains and 100 miles due north of here at four fifty-six a. m.

      Lt. Oscar Heauser, public information officer at Hill air force said, FRANCIS E. WISE and JOSEPH H. BRITAIN, listed Saturday as Hill field employees, were instead civilian employees of Wright-Patterson, air force base, Dayton, Ohio, and were on inspection trip to Hill at the time.

      The Ogden Standard-Examiner Utah 1951-07-01

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 61721607, 13 Jun 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 61721607
      Capt James Richard "Dick" Appleby
      Birth: Apr. 21, 1919
      Harrisburg
      Dauphin County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Jun. 30, 1951
      Larimer County
      Colorado, USA

      [Add Bio]
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Robert Harold Appleby (1883 - 1967)
      Lottie M Appleby (1890 - 1989)

      Spouse:
      Catherine Deane Tocher Appleby (1918 - 1991)*

      Children:
      James Richard Appleby (1944 - 1994)*

      Siblings:
      Robert H Appleby (1916 - 1983)*
      Kenneth W Appleby (1917 - 1973)*
      James Richard Appleby (1919 - 1951)

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Shoops Cemetery
      Harrisburg
      Dauphin County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Plot: Section B-6

      Maintained by: Ted Smith
      Originally Created by: Robert Viguers
      Record added: Nov 16, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 61721607

    2. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census, 13 Jun 2015.
      1920 Census, enumerated 9 Jan 1920 in at 17 N. 19th St. in Harrisburg Ward 9, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Harold R Appleby Head M 35 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 29 Pennsylvania
      Robert H Appleby Jr. Son M 3 Pennsylvania
      Kenneth W Appleby Son M 2 Pennsylvania
      Richard J Appleby Son M 0 Pennsylvania
      District: 95 , Sheet Number and Letter: 8B , Household ID: 161 , Line Number: 64 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1821558 , Digital Folder Number: 004384884 , Image Number: 01028

    3. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census, 13 Jun 2015.
      1930 Cemsus, enumerated 21 Apr 1930 at 2111 Market St. in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Robert H Appleby Head M 46 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 39 Pennsylvania
      Robert H Appleby Son M 13 Pennsylvania
      Kenneth W Appleby Son M 12 Pennsylvania
      Richard J Appleby Son M 10 Pennsylvania
      Mary E Appleby Daughter F 6 Pennsylvania
      Katherine Rosenberry Servant F 17 Pennsylvania
      District: 0048 , Sheet Number and Letter: 19A , Household ID: 496 , Line Number: 40 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 2027 , GS Film number: 2341761 , Digital Folder Number: 004639358 , Image Number: 00262

    4. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census, 13 Jun 2015.
      General Notes:

      1940 Census, enumerated 7 Apr 1940 at 2111 Market St. in Ward 9, Harrisburg, Harrisburg City, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Robert H Appleby Head M 57 Pennsylvania
      Lottie M Appleby Wife F 50 Pennsylvania
      James R Appleby Son M 20 Pennsylvania
      Mary E Appleby Daughter F 16 Pennsylvania
      Ruth Brightbill Servant F 23 Pennsylvania
      District: 22-53 , Family Number: 39 , Sheet Number and Letter: 2B , Line Number: 64 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 3482 , Digital Folder Number: 005456622 , Image Number: 00331


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