Taylor Kinser Vaughn
Born 2 April 1918, McMinn County, Tennessee
Died non Battle 30 May 1946, McMinn County, Tennessee

Radioman First Class
U.S. Navy

Son of Charlie A. Vaughn and Naomi Kinser.

Taylor Vaughn died at the Foree Hospital in Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee due to a fractured skull caused by a motorcycle-automobile collision on 29 May 1946.
He is buried at Ward Cemetery, Athens, TN

The Daily Post-Athenian, May 31, 1946
Funeral for Taylor Kinser Vaughn of the Brush Creek Community, who died yesterday afternoon in a local hospital, will be held at the Short Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be with military honors in the Ward Cemetery. Vaughn, radioman first class of the U.S. Navy, died of injuries sustained when the motorcycle he was driving was in collision with an automobile driven by Frank Taylor at the intersection of West Main and West Washington Streets Wednesday afternoon. Vaughn, reports stated suffered a broken neck and fractured skull, which resulted in death. Howard Cobb, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Cobb, who was riding on the motorcycle with Vaughn, was only slightly injured. The occupants of the autmobile, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, were uninjured.
Vaughn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Vaughn; six sisters, Mrs. Carbett Sliger of San Fernando, Calif.; Mrs. Roy Butler of Athens: Misses Mabel and Katherine Vaughn of Rochester, Minn., Beatrice Vaughn of Oak Ridge and Virginia Vaughn of Athens: one brother, J.B. Vaughn of Kansas City, Mo.

  • Rank: Radioman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 April 1918
  • Date of death: 30 May 1946
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Brush Creek
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ward Cemetery, Athens, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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