13 October 2011

The Death of Luther A. Ott (1934)

Funeral Set For L.A. Ott
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Head of Aeronautics Department In Tri-State College, Angola.  Dies After Major Operation
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Angola, Ind., Dec.22.  Military funeral services will be held in the Christian Church here at 2pm Monday for Prof. Luther A. Ott, head of the aeronautics department of Tri-State College, Angola, who died in Cameron Hospital, at 4pm Friday.
  Death followed a major operation to correct an intestinal obstruction. He was 44 years old.
  A native of Churubusco, Professor Ott was graduated from Tri-State College in 1920 and began teaching there.  In 1922 he became a professor of aeronautical engineering and under his guidance the department became widely known for its experiements in wind resistance and streaming of airplanes.  Its wind tunnel for testing model crafts was one of the first built in this country.
  Surviving are the widow and three sons, the father, a brother and three sisters.
  Walter E. Burnham, a former professor in aeronautics at the college previously is to return here in the spring, and it is believed he will take over the major part of professor Ott's work.

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