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Massey, Garth D.

Massey, Garth D.[1, 2]

Male 1921 - 2008  (86 years)

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  • Name Massey, Garth D. 
    Born 28 Nov 1921  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper Article 22 Apr 1943  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduated Gunnery School 
    FamilySearch ID KW8V-RDC 
    Died 8 Apr 2008  [3
    Person ID I277  Calvin's Tree
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2012 

    Father Massey, John Norval,   b. 14 May 1890, Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1963, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Britt, Gladys,   b. 1 Oct 1896, Ouray, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1948, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Sep 1915  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1921 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Article - Graduated Gunnery School - 22 Apr 1943 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Graduating Gunnery School
    Graduating Gunnery School
    Garth Massey graduated from the Harlington Army Gunnery School at Harlington, Texas.
    22 Apr 1943
    Vernal Express Newspaper, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
    Full Resolution Image
    Online Source

    Documents
    Newspaper Article - Garth Massey Qualifies as Aerial Gunner
    Newspaper Article - Garth Massey Qualifies as Aerial Gunner
    22 Apr 1943
    Vernal Express Newspaper, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
    Online Source
    Newspaper Article - Garth Massey Awarded DFC For Valor in India
    Newspaper Article - Garth Massey Awarded DFC For Valor in India
    13 Jul 1944
    Vernal Express, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
    Online Source
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Park View Memorial Gardens
    FindAGrave.com

    Histories
    Garth D. Massey
    Garth D. Massey
    A brief biography.

  • Notes 
    • 02 Aug 1930 Confirmation (LDS), live
      24 Jun 2009 Initiatory (LDS), Bountiful Utah Temple


      9 Feb 2012
      Received an email from Tom Allred

      Comments: I have been reviewing the letters my father, Royal Allred, wrote home to his mother during WWII. In one of the letters, dated November 26, 1942, mentions that he met up with Garth Massey. He says, "Well I have found Garth Massey and we are going to church next Sunday. It sure seems good to get with someone you can talk to that speaks your own language."

      Dad was in Chicago, Illinois, being trained as a radio operator.

      In your history of Garth Massey, do you have any additional information of their relationship or the nature of the training and school they were attending?

      Regards,

      Tom Allred

      Newspaper Articles - Vernal Express, Vernal, Uintah, Utah

      20 Aug 1942
      Maeser
      "Garth Massey leaves for Fort Douglas Thursday, where he will enter the armed forces."
      Online Source

      27 Apr 1944
      With the Men in THE ARMED FORCES
      "Meet in India - Lt. (j g) Clyde S. Johnson and First Lieutenant Clayton T Findlay recently met in India and were fortunate enough to spend two days together. Lt. Johnson is on a merchant marine ship and Lt. Findlay is a member of the India-China wing of the army air corps. This is the third Vernalite Lt. Findlay has met overseas. He recently met S-Sgt. Garth Massey in China and Orval Kempton in India.
      Online Source

      22 Jun 1944
      Maeser
      Mrs. John Massey received word from her son T. Sgt. Garth Massey, who is in India as a radio gunner on a B-24 bomber, that he had received an air medal and two Oak Leaf clusters.
      Online Source

      30 Nov 1944
      With the Men in THE ARMED FORCES
      "Garth Massey Returns to States - S-Sgt Garth Massey, an air corps gunner who holds the air medal and four oak leaf clusters, arrived Tuesday to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Massey, after 17 months overseas. S-Sgt Massey received his gunner's wings at Harlington, Texas, in April 1943. He entered service in August 1942. He has a brother, Norval G. Massey, who served several months on the Aleutions. Norval returned to the states and is now in the European theater with an engineers battalion. Pvt Burnell Massey, another brother, is also in Europe. A sister, Enid Massey, is stationed on the west coast with the WAVES."
      Online Source

      RESEARCH LOG
      23 Feb 2012
      Sent an email to customerservice@livingstonenterprise.com (newspaper in Livingston, MT) asking about options for retrieving an obituary from 2008.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Obituary, Obituary of Calvin Markel, 5 Sep 1935 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S47] Book - Uniting of the Masseys and Jarrells, p. 229 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S84] Social Security Death Index - United States - FamilySearch, Garth Massey; 528-22-0367 (Reliability: 2).
      event date 8 Apr 2008
      birth 28 Nov 1921, age 87
      Utah

      source - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGLW-D6J
      (no image)

    4. [S80] Marriage Records - Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937 - Ancestry, Gladys Britt; 18 September 1915; FHL Film Number: 481104 (Reliability: 2).
      Gladys Britt, age 19, birth 1896
      Marriage Date 18 Sep 1915 - Uintah, Utah
      Spouse - John N Massey

      source - http://search.ancestry.com/collections/60198/records/929410
      (no image)


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