Viewing page 8 of 10

established his residence and engaged in business. 

After suffering gradually failing health for a considerable time he passed away in the Palo Alto Hospital on April 26, 1965, at age 76. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, a sister and a brother. He was a member of the Early Birds. 

Flying Pioneer, Lawrence Leon devoted the major part of his active lifetime to aviation. Expert pilot, World War I instructor, and valued Curtiss employee, he served American aviation progress in a very worthy way. As an immigrant to our country he contributed much to our aviation history.

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact