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 Paul Franklin Bryant

Paul Franklin Bryant

Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Death 10 Oct 1947 (aged 18)
Lebec, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Taft, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 13654989 · View Source
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Paul was a brother to my mother Constance Aline BRYANT MOORE - AAM III
Diary of Arthur Allen MOORE Jr

11 OCT 1947 -- Along about 6:30 p.m. Greenlawn Memorial Park called informing us that Connie's brother, Paul and his friend Norman, had been killed instantly on his motorcycle near Grapevine on Hwy 99 south of Bakersfield. We could hardly believe it. Connie could hardly bare it so I called Rev. Anderson and they came right over. Called Auntie (Katie BRYANT BERRYMAN), Pauline (BRYANT JACKSON), Doris (BRYANT MOREY) in Arizona.

6 APR 1960 -- Connie's brother Paul was born in Bakersfield, California. Paul at age 14 joined the Merchant marines with a forged birth certificate. During the war years he sailed to ports all around the world. At age 18 he and a friend from Boston were both killed on a motorcycle coming down the Grapevine (Hwy 99) and a pedestrian they hit was also killed."
Obituary - News clip
Source: The Bakersfield Californian
Monday, October 13, 1947 / Pg 13


---Cycle Riders Dead in Grapevine Crash --

Two persons were killed and one seriously injured when a motorcycle hit a pedestrian on Highway 99, one mile north of Lebec, Saturday. The county's traffic toll for 1947 now stands at 121.

Killed were Paul Franklin Bryant, 5508 Merriewood Drive, Oakland, and Norman Rocco Sementilli, 6 Bemis Road, Newtonville, Mass., riders on the motorcycle. In critical condition in Kern General Hospital is Ernest L. Morgan, 46, Box 197, Lebec, who was struck by the machine.

After hitting Morgan, highway patrol official say,the motorcycle went out of control and crashed to the guard rail, throwing the two riders off.

Patrol Officers H. L. Stumbaugh and L. H. Nelson investigated the accident.
Same paper, same day
Pg. 19

BRYANT, Paul Franklin - Funeral services for Paul Franklin Bryant, 23, who was killed in an accident Sunday, are pending at Greenlawn Chapel. A native of Bakersfield, Bryant is survived by his father, Thomas Franklin Bryant, Ventura; four sisters, Mrs. Constance Moore, Bakersfield; Pauline Jackson, Hanford; Doris Morey, Clarkdale, Ariz., and Helen Flint, Ventura; several nieces and nephews.

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  • Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 18 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13654989
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Franklin Bryant (3 Oct 1929–10 Oct 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13654989, citing West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Arthur Allen Moore III (contributor 46828136) .