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 Charles Dale Bradford

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Charles Dale Bradford

  • Birth 15 Oct 1938 USA
  • Death 28 Aug 1960 USA
  • Burial Dry Creek, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 104853477

Dale was killed in a MVA in Angola Indiana fracturing his cervical spine. He was on his way to West Virginia to pick up his wife Dorothy and son Michael who had stayed at Dry Creek after the death of Dorthy's father, Oather Cantley. Oather had died just eleven days earlier on August 18, 1960. Dorothy decided to stay a little while with her mother and Dale drove back to Chicago to return to work. Dale and Dorothy were living at the time in Chicago, Illinois with their son Michael.

On the way back to West Virginia from Chicago, Dale was riding in the front seat passenger side of the car. The car was being driven by Harry Jarrell, a cousin, who also was killed in the accident. The plans were that they were going to stop at Dale's sister, Dody and her husband Charles Lego who lived in Cleveland, Ohio. The other passenger in the car was Charles Hawkins who was asleep lying in the back seat of the car. The breaks of the car had failed and they were unable to stop the car to pay the toll. Harry elected to hit a concrete barrier at the toll gate instead of crashing in the back of a car in line paying the toll. The impact threw Dale out of the car fracturing his cervical spine. Harry was crushed at the wheel. Harry and Dale were pronounced dead at the Angola Hospital in Indiana. Charles Hawkins survived the accident.


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A Devoted Husband and Loving Father


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  • Created by: Robin Bradford
  • Added: 8 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104853477
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Dale Bradford (15 Oct 1938–28 Aug 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104853477, citing Ballard Family Cemetery, Dry Creek, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Robin Bradford (contributor 48044745) .