Category: Flying circus

From the Archives: “Jumping Jack” McElveen, Parachutist

On Sunday, September 9, 1928, Jack McElveen, a 23-year old from Atlanta, fell to his death in a field on off Timmonsville Highway. He was an accomplished parachutist performing with a flying circus that weekend. It was determined that McElveen “came to his death through accidental means.” Responsible for his own parachute, he neglected to snap one of the harnesses into place, and when he jumped, the remaining strap snapped.