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Lieutenant Henry Toncray

Rains County Leader
August 23, 1929

Lone Oak Flier Dies From Mosquito Bite Greenville, Aug. 19 After 15 years of safe flying unmarred by a single serious accident, Lieut. Henry Toncray, 35, of Lone Oak, army and commercial aviator, is dead at Houston from blood poisoning resulting from the infection of a mosquito bite on the face, according to information received here. Lieutenant Toncray owned and operated a fleet of six planes, including five land and one seven-passenger amphibian plane. He was an aviation instructor during the World War and recently flew the amphibian plane at Dallas.

He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Bobbie, and a brother, A.C. Toncray, also of Lone Oak. Funeral services will be held at Troup Tuesday.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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