Biographyk-Appleton, Owen b. November 1, 1909, Massachusetts; father Allen Lanson Appleton (1880-1944), mother Lydia Dexter (Owen) Appleton (1874-1948); Graduated from Harvard in the class of 1932 with honors; Typist; CP 1933; Received Passport# 365915 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 221 East 47th Street, NYC, Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 2; Lincoln-Washington BN, Battalion Clerk; Rank Soldado; Killed in action on October 18, 1937, Fuentes de Ebro; Killed when the trench he was in collapsed under air attack.
Sibling: Julius Henry Appleton (1907-1988).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 858, ll. 9 (fiche with dod listed as October 13); Voros-Jarama; Daily Worker, December 1, 1937, p. 2; Find-A-Grave ID 44994974
Photograph: Owen Appleton, Battalion Secretary, Lincoln-Washington, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo011; ALBA Photo number 11-0624. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.