Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON1
HAIRSTON.org ID#8225, b. 21 January 1922, d. 25 April 1998
|Father*||Richard Marcus HAIRSTON1 b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 2 Dec 1979|
|Mother*||Clara Barton LANCE1 b. 11 Sep 1898, d. 19 Apr 1963|
|Birth*||Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON was born on 21 January 1922.1|
|He was the son of Richard Marcus HAIRSTON and Clara Barton LANCE.1|
|Census 1930||Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON appeared on the 1930 census of Richard Marcus HAIRSTON on 3 April 1930 in Rosebud, Falls County, Texas; Hairston, Richard M. 29, wife Clara 31, son Richard M. 8, son Fred L. 4, daughter Jane 1 and mother Nannie 64.2|
|Military*||He entered the Army on 10 October 1939. He completed flight training in 1943 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. He was promoted a First Lieutenant in October 1943 and later flew a P-38 Lighting reconnaissance plane over Europe in World War II. He was shot down over France in June 1944 and was a prisoner of war for 11 months. Richard Murray Hairston retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Air Force on 30 June 1960.|
|Census 1940||Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON appeared on the 1940 census of Richard Marcus HAIRSTON on 1 April 1940 in Hearne, Robertson County, Texas.3|
|Marriage*||Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON married Virginia ROBERTSON on 12 September 1942 in Methodist Parsonage, Hearne, Robertson County, Texas.1|
|Death*||Lt. Col. Richard Murray HAIRSTON died on 25 April 1998 at age 76.1|
|Burial*||He was buried in Norwood Cemetery, Hearne, Robertson County, Texas.1|
|Virginia ROBERTSON b. 1 Feb 1924, d. 30 Mar 2000|
- [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
- [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
- [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
|Last Edited||25 Oct 2021|