Bright, Robert Chauncey (August 20, 1909 - August 27, 1943)

Funeral Services for Robert

(Chick) Bright Held Sunday Fatally Injured in Auto Wreck Last Thursday-Died at Wheatland Hospital

Douglas Budget - September 2, 1943

Funeral services for Robert C. Bright, 34, rancher well known to eastern Converse county residents, were held at the Hofmann Chapel on Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Louis Gale of the Congregational church in charge. Interment was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Mr. Bright was fatally injured in an automobile accident about 4:30 last Thursday afternoon about two miles north of Guernsey. According to reports, the car in which he was riding with two companions blew out a tire, turned over on the highway and burst into flames. Bright was rushed to the Wheatland hospital by ambulance where it was found he had received severe chest injuries from which he died Friday morning. His fellow passengers, John Sudbury and Vance Hytrek, escaped with lesser injuries, although it is reported one is in the hospital at Wheatland with serious burns.

Robert Chauncey Bright, known by his many friends as "Chick," was born at Manville, Wyo., on August 20, 1909, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bright. Wyoming had been his home all his life except for five years spent on a ranch in Nebraska. He had been engaged in ranching since he was 16. For the past two years he had been on a ranch near Hartville.

Left to mourn his untimely death are his mother, Mrs. Bell Bright of Shawnee; his father, Charles Bright of Midwest; a brother, J.C. Bright of Shawnee; a sister, Mrs. Cora E. Dieleman of Lost Springs; his grandmother, Mrs. Robert Howard; two nieces, Fern and Betty Dieleman, and a nephew, Jimmy Bright.

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