Jack Parshall was a monstrous individual without any sense of conscience or guilt for what he’d done to thousands of innocent victims. Whenever asked about them, his answer was usually just shrugging off as “not my problem”.
Jack had cashed forty counterfeit checks he’d written and bought a brand-new Chevrolet pickup truck, before taking the insurance money and running away when an oncoming freight train struck it.
Early Life and Education
With the increase in population came an increase in children. A school was opened in the basement of Congregational church under Clara Blonde as principal and teacher for grades five, six, and seven; over time it has grown from three graduates to over sixteen hundred graduates.
After several days following the crash, Pilot Jack Parshall of PAT discovered the wreckage and communicated its location to Newsom. Landing near it, word was passed back through to airborne patrol, where 70 planes had been searching aimlessly across ridges for any sign of wreckage.
Many Air Mail pilots, such as Claire Vance, Ray Little and Burr Winslow perished in Truckee’s treacherous Sierra Nevada terrain; nevertheless, Truckee served its purpose and became our nation’s primary communication link.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Parshall devoted himself to art teaching and coaching. He worked with several talented boxers who went on to become successful professional boxers; as well as helping many students realize their personal dreams in boxing. Many have acknowledged his contributions – among them MHA tribal member and coach Corey Rabbithead who highly praise his efforts.
Jack Parshall from Hoquiam proved himself the driver to beat in Grays Harbor Raceway’s Street Stock feature race on May 5. He led from turn one with Aberdeen driver Matt White settling into second. Scott Fritts from Montesano challenged White but both finished behind Jack Parshall.
SBMA displayed watercolor paintings by Parshall in its Von Romberg Gallery, including “landscapes, beach scenes, and studies of trees”. The museum commended these pieces for being contemporary observations made first-hand by Parshall himself.
Achievement and Honors
Parshall featured his pastel paintings of small California landscapes at this exhibition, alongside those by Hardaway and Bakos who produced snowy landscape etchings. Parshall’s more realistic works from this exhibit complemented those by Hardaway and Bakos perfectly, benefiting the American Red Cross through this charity affair.
Donald Bear, Director of Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), applauded Parshall’s paintings. According to him, their painterly style captured all aspects of nature’s variety and moodiness.
Parshall has three children and one sister. He resides in Westerville, Ohio and is a proud member of the American Legion. An avid chess player and sports fan alike, Parshall enjoys basketball and golf among many other activities. Additionally, he has participated in various art competitions and shows.
Jack Parshall made thousands of flights for Air Mail over Sierra Nevada as an Air Mail pilot. Unfortunately, 35 pilots paid the ultimate sacrifice keeping communications links functional – such as Claire Vance, Ray Little and Burr Winslow to name just a few.
After the crash, Civil Aeronautics Board investigator Jack Parshall flew in from Kansas City to inspect the debris. Although he warned photographers against photographing bodies, some naughty ones still managed to take photos anyway – often showing shoeless feet poking out from beneath piles of rubble or an unseen hand.
Parshall attempted to raise an insanity defense, but psychologists deemed him competent for trial. Consequently, he was found guilty and given the death sentence.
Jack Parshall boasts an estimated net worth of $8 Million. His main sources of income come from working in the entertainment industry as well as investments and real estate transactions. Furthermore, he is an avid art collector owning works by many well-known artists.
In 1964, shortly before Parshall’s death, three young civil rights workers were assassinated while registering black voters during “Freedom Summer.” Their murder was linked to White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Parshall was helped make ends meet by his mother, a wealthy widow, by opening and managing a drive-thru restaurant that he could manage himself. Later he found another way of making money: on one spring morning near Denver he left his truck parked on some train tracks where it was run over by a freight train and earned insurance payouts totaling several thousand dollars in return.