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Robert Edward "Bob" Grett
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1911
Cheney
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1939
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Story told by my grandfather is that Bob was a flight instructor and died in a plane crash when one of his students froze at the stick.

I just received the newspaper article below. It is from an L.A. paper the evening of the crash.

TWO DIE AS STUNTING SHIP HITS POWER LINE

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 19
Two men were killed when their light
monoplane crashed into a power line
and fell in flames in a suburban section
today.
Sheriff's deputies identified them as Bob
Grett, 30, pilot, and Samuel Hogan, 36.
Botha Heilbron, who saw the crash, said the
men apparently were stunting.


According to his death cert, he died in Compton, Los Angeles county. In 1939 this was a small community and wide open spaces in the countryside. His brother John was the informant on the certificate.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Elmer Ellsworth Grett (1867 - 1938)
  Mary Lena Rice Grett (1874 - 1947)
 
 Siblings:
  Levi Harley Grett (1893 - 1956)*
  Agnes Eileen Grett Romero (1894 - 1968)*
  Charles McGill Grett (1896 - 1987)*
  Clarence Parmenter Grett (1896 - 1974)*
  Emma Jean Berniece Grett Peterson (1898 - 1994)*
  John Elmer Grett (1900 - 1955)*
  Frank Walter Grett (1902 - 1982)*
  Fred Freeland Grett (1906 - 1976)*
  Charlotte Mae Grett Jennings (1908 - 1982)*
  Robert Edward Grett (1911 - 1939)
  Elmer Ellsworth Grett (1913 - 1975)*
  James Paul Grett (1916 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 735X, F Plot
 
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87606645
Robert Edward Bob Grett
Added by: Tim Hawkins
 
Robert Edward Bob Grett
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