Fred Raymond Emerson

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Fred Raymond Emerson

Death 28 Nov 1940 (aged 26)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40649895 · View Source
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Fred Raymond Emerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Emerson, who was killed recently in an airplane crash at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was buried in the Ritzville cemetery Monday with full military honors and military rites. Services were held at the Trinity Methodist church with the Rev. Richard D. Decker officiating.

The body of the youthful marine air corps pilot, who was killed during bombing practice arrived here Sunday night, was accompanied by Lieutenant Loren McCollom, a member of the army air corps and son of George McCollm of Ritzville. He was a friend of Raymond Emerson.

At the funeral, special music included sining of "Abide With Me" and "Crossing the Bar" by a maile quartet composed of Arthur Browiak, Horace Trimble, Will Rosenoff and Fred W. Hoefel. Pallbearers were Bert Pierce of Spokane, W. Walters Miller, Richard Kembel, Earl Luiten, B. E. Stromberger and John W. Rowe. A color gurard of the R.O.T.C. from Washington State College of Pullman fired the cutomary salute over the grave and J.T. A. Smith sounded "Taps."

Ritzville Journal Timed Dec. 19, 1940 sue Gardner & gapwork90

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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 13 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40649895
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Raymond Emerson (3 Feb 1914–28 Nov 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40649895, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .