Saturday, July 4, 2009

A letter to Norton, Kansas

Hello George,
Maybe this time I got it figured out how to do this. Bob James.

P. S. I never received a reply from this Funeral Home at Norton, Kansas.

Robert James
1917 Ridgewood Lane
Pueblo, CO 81005-2520

Enfield Funeral Home
215 W. Main Street
Norton, KS 676554
Monday, October 6, 2003
Dear Sir:

I am an old motorcycle racer that raced at Norton in 1947, 1948 & 1949.
During one of the races on Thursday, August 14, 1947 one of the riders spilled in the west curve. Unfortunately for him, he got hit by several other riders and machines and died. The next day, one of the riders that knew who he was took the checker flag around the track in his honor. My pit men & I went to the Somers Funeral Home and signed the memorial book for his family.
At this point in time, I have been contacted by a man by the name of Richard Lee Lyons that has been putting together a DATABASE BOOK about as many of the racers of that era, right after World War ll and to or through 1950.
Hopefully, we feel that somewhere in Norton there would be a record of whom this rider was along with possibly his race number, what kind of motor he was riding and most important, if there was an address available of where he originated from.
I know that there has been a change of ownership of the funeral home, but records of this nature are kept in Archives. At what cost to me would it be for you to look this DATA up and make copies and mail to me?


Robert James, 80N, Indian, AMA, Class “C” Competition of 1945-50.

Richard Lee Lyons
Ted Walker

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for posting on the WPFTA Blog. Your comments will be posted as soon as possible.