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explained. Other aviators had fallen into the lake before without fatalities.

     Johnston’s was 26 years of age and recently married. He was survived by his wife and parents. Cremation followed his funeral service. At the insistence of his wife and parents he had planned to give up flying after the meet and go into the supply business.

     Flying Pioneer St. Croix Johnstone was one of the unfortunate early pilots who lost his life after but a few months of active flying, nevertheless his name must not be lost in the annuals of early American aviation history. He was enthusiastically in earnest and trying to assist in the early acceptance of the new science of flight.


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