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Courtland Walker Pullen

  • Birth 4 Jun 1891 Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 24 Aug 1943 San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Burial Rialto, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Plot Sec F
  • Memorial ID 21059653

Wife Finds Body Of Husband in Wreckage of Car

She Begins Search When He Fails to Return From Work After a premonition that her husband had been involved in an accident, Mrs. Courtland Walker Pullen, 1748 East Base Line, Highland, started searching for him early yesterday and found his body crushed in the wreckage of his automobile on Arrow boulevard just west of Fontana. Mrs. Pullen became alarmed when her husband failed to return home from work about 1 a.m., borrowed a car from a neighbor, and started a methodical search of highways leading to the Kaiser steel plant where Pullen had been employed as a welder. She found the wrecked car at 6 a.m. smashed against a tree on the southwest corner of Arrow boulevard and Locust street. Mr. Pullen, 52 years old, had been instantly killed, said P. H. Evans, deputy of Coroner R.E. Williams, The driver had either fallen asleep or a mechanical defect caused the car to swerve from the road, Mr. Evans said.

ON SWING SHIFT Mr. Pullen had been working the swing shift at the steel plant and Mrs. Pullen said he always telephoned her whenever he had to work overtime. He left the steel mill shortly after midnight. Mrs. Pullen called the sheriff's office when her husband failed to arrive home, and after learning no accident had been reported, started her search. Dozens of cars had probably passed the intersection where Mr. Pullen's car was wrecked, but the impact had swung the car to one side and passersby apparently believed the car was parked by the tree, Deputy Coroner Evans said The engine of the car was shoved back into the driver's seat by the force of the impact and Mr. Pullen was thrown against the dash board. He suffered a fractured skull, a crushed chest, both legs were broken and his left arm was fractured.

FUNERAL TOMORROW Mr. Pullen, who formerly lived in Pomona, had been employed at the Kaiser plant three months. He had lived in Highland one year. Mr. Pullen was a member of the Pomona Adventist church and of the International Association of Machinists. In addition to his widow, Inez, Mr. Pullen is survived by a son, Raymond, of Los Angeles, and a daughter, Zoe Pullen, Highland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow from Ingold Funeral home in Rialto. Interment will be in Rialto Park cemetery.

August 26, 1943
The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 11
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COURTLAND W. PULLEN Last rites for Courtland Walker Pullen will be held today at 10 a. m. from the chapel of the Ingold Funeral home, Rialto, with interment in Rialto Park cemetery.

August 27, 1943
The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 17
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DIED C PULLEN In Fontana. California-, August 25, 1943, Courtland Walker Pullen, 52, resident of Highland one year, and of California, 27 years. He was a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow from Ingold Funeral home in Rialto with burial in Rialto Park cemetery.

August 26, 1943
The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 19
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His father is Milton B Pullen and his mother is Mary Walker. On Dec 3, 1913 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, Courtland Married Alice Morton, she was the daughter of Amadorus Morton and Jennie Seelye.


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  • Created by: Cindy R
  • Added: 21 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21059653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Courtland Walker Pullen (4 Jun 1891–24 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21059653, citing Rialto Park Cemetery, Rialto, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Cindy R (contributor 25503041) .