Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh[1]

Male 1902 - 1974  (72 years)

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  • Name Charles Augustus Lindbergh 
    Born 4 Feb 1902  Detriot, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1974  Maui County, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I238044  Minnesota
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 

    Father Charles August (Carl) Lindbergh (Månsson),   b. 20 Jan 1859, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1924, Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Evangeline Lodge Land,   b. Abt 1876, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1901 
    Albums
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot (7)
    Source: 24 Famous Swedish Americans
    Family ID F358219  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Spencer Morrow,   d. 7 Feb 2001, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Married 1929 
    Notes 
    • Source: FBI -- The Lindbergh Kidnapping

      Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., 20-month-old son of the famous aviator and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was kidnapped about 9:00 p.m., on March 1, 1932, from the nursery on the second floor of the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, New Jersey. The child's absence was discovered and reported to his parents, who were then at home, at approximately 10:00 p.m. by the child's nurse, Betty Gow.

      continue reading at: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/the-lindbergh-kidnapping

    Children 
     1. Charles Augustus Lindbergh,   b. 1930,   d. 1932  (Age 2 years)
     2. Jon M. Lindbergh,   b. Abt 1933, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Land M. Lindbergh,   b. Abt 1938, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne Lindbergh
     5. Scott Lindbergh
     6. Reeve Lindbergh
    Albums
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot
    Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot (7)
    Source: 24 Famous Swedish Americans
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F358220  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Charles A. Lindbergh, with Spirit of St. Louis airplane
    Charles A. Lindbergh, with Spirit of St. Louis airplane

  • Notes 
    • Note source: Minnesota Historical Society.

      Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1902 to Charles August and Evangeline Lodge Land Lindbergh. He grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota where he graduated from high school in 1918. Lindbergh attended the University of Wisconsin's school of mechanical engineering (1920-1922) and the Lincoln, Nebraska flying school (1922). He enlisted in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) (1921) and served as a cadet in the United States Army Air Service (1924-1925). During the period preceding his historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean, he was an airmail pilot flying the route between St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.

      On May 20-21, 1927 he made the historic nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris, France. Following that event he was a recipient of many honors from the United States and many foreign governments and was hailed worldwide as a hero. He was made a director of Pan American World Airways and would become a colonel in the Missouri National Guard. During one of his many goodwill tours to popularize air travel he met Anne Spencer Morrow, the daughter of industrialist and United States ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Morrow. Charles and Anne were married in 1929. Together they had six children: Charles Augustus, Jon, Land, Anne, Scott, and Reeve. Their first child, Charles, was kidnapped and murdered in 1932. In 1935 Charles and Anne Lindbergh left the United States; living in England, France, and Switzerland. The family returned in 1939, moving first to Michigan, then New York, and eventually settling in Connecticut.

      While living abroad, Lindbergh made trips to Germany to study German rearmament and received honors from the Nazi government. He was also involved with the French scientist Dr. Alexis Carrel, inventor of an artificial heart. Lindbergh returned to America deeply involved in the conflict between isolationist and interventionist forces. Lindbergh became a spokesman for America First, an organization dedicated to keeping America out of World War II. Following America's entry into the conflict, however, he participated in the war effort by helping to develop aircraft engines and flying Pacific Theater combat missions as a civilian consultant.

      In the 1960s and 1970s Lindbergh's interests turned to national and global environmental problems, and he traveled extensively in an effort to publicize them. He died of cancer on the island of Maui, Hawaii on August 26, 1974. Anne Morrow Lindbergh published several volumes of memoirs and poems. She died on February 7, 2001 in Vermont.
    • Read about Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight across the Atlantic, at: http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/paris.asp



  • Sources 
    1. [S32194] Minnesota Historical Society, Charles A. Lindbergh collection, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/P1675.xml .

    2. [S1115] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S32197] 1940 US Federal Census Huntington, Suffolk, New York, ED 52-83 SH 4B.

    4. [S32199] 24 Famous Swedish Americans, The Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies, Page 185.


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