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LT Belvin Womble Maynard

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LT Belvin Womble Maynard

Birth
Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Sep 1922 (aged 29)
Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Harrells, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 82911271 View Source

Lt. Maynard Killed. It was with genuine regret that our people read in the daily papers last week of the death of Lt. Belvin W. Maynard, more generally known as the "Flying Parson." His death occurred on Sept. 7th at Rutland, Vermont, when his aeroplane in which he was doing stunts fell a distance of 2000 feet, carrying to their death Lt. Maynard, a mechanic and a passenger. 30,000 people witnessed the fall. The Fair was in progress and he was there doing stunts as a part of the entertainment. Lt. Maynard tried a tail spin, evidently thinking he was higher than 2000 feet; the plane refused to respond and it fell earthward in a nose dive. 1 Lt. Maynard was one of the foremost aviators of the world. He won many competitive flights. He was a ministerial student at Wake Forest when the war broke out and at once volunteered, going in for aviation. He was born in Anson county, and was a nephew of Mrs. A. M. Flowers, of Rockingham. Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Essie Goodson, and four children. The funneral was held in Sampson county Sunday, attended by over 2000 people.

Rockingham Post-Dispatch
Rockingham, North Carolina
14 Sep 1922, Thu • Page 7
Contributor: John Evans (47071981)


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  • Created by: Lisa
  • Added: 3 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 82911271
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82911271/belvin-womble-maynard : accessed ), memorial page for LT Belvin Womble Maynard (28 Sep 1892–7 Sep 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 82911271, citing Maynard Family Cemetery, Harrells, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Lisa (contributor 46875394) .