Alton passed away of “double pneumonia with pleurisy and double emphysema” in Platte, Benzie, MI, USA on Wednesday, July 11, 1934 at the age of 8. He had been under a doctor’s care since June 12 and had his left and right side pleural cavities drained on June 30th and July 5th, respectively. Alton was buried at Platte Township Cemetery on Saturday, July 14, 1934.
Alton is listed on his death certificate as Alton Leonard Arnold, an 8 year, 8 month, 11 day old, male, white, single, school child, born in Michigan to Daniel Arnold of Michigan, and Tracy Balitz of Michigan. Informed by Daniel Arnold of Honor, Michigan.