|Mary S Taylor
Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Location: Fresno, CA
|Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:59 am Post subject: Buffum, Emery Clayton Jr. 1904-1926
|Peninsula Daily Herald, CA June 3, 1926
P.G. Youth Hangs Self in his Home
Clayton Buffum, 22-year-old wireless operator of Pacific Grove, known to wireless fans all over the world by his call 6 BOL, hanged himself from the rafters of his workshop in the rear of his father’s home on Twentieth street this afternoon. Ill health is understood to have been the cause of his act. The boy’s father, Clem Buffum, a carpenter, found the body of his son. It was still warm. A physician was immediately called but the youth was dead. Young Buffum was a wireless operator of no mean ability, possessing a government license to operate the powerful transmitting station he had erected at his home. He had received messages and had talked with stations in practically all parts of the world, it is said, and was well known to wireless fans. Young Buffum was a graduate of the Pacific Grove High School.
Peninsula Daily Herald, CA June 5, 1926
Funeral Services for P.G. Youth
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon for Clayton Buffum, the 22-year-old Pacific Grove son of Clem Buffum, who committed suicide at his home Thursday afternoon. An inquest was held this morning by Coroner A.J. Cornet, the jury returning a verdict of death by suicide. Rev. W.H. Peters of Pacific Grove officiated at the services this afternoon at Paul’s mortuary. Interment was made in El Carmelo Cemetery.
Buffum, Emery C., age 22, died in Monterey County on June 3, 1926