I have been trying to find information on this sad story for some time but have been unable to find much. The following is all I have found. If you have any info you would like to add about this post please feel free to either post a comment or if you wish to remain anonymous email me at email@example.com. To protect the privacy of the living, any person named, will not be posted unless there is a specific document or web link that can be cited. I'm more interested in the story then at pointing fingers.
Information from Find-A-Grave.
Bobby was shot to death along with his sister, Carol, and his mother, Jewell, by his own brother. He was the son of Earl and Jewel Bright, and was born in Bentonville, AR. After killing his mother, brother and sister, the 12-year-old sibling shot himself in the left side of his chest. He survived. The boy told authorities that he became angry when his mother ordered him to go out and round up the cattle. (His father was hospitalized at this time, having been injured in a farming accident). Bobby was survived by his father, Earl; his grandfather, Robert L. McGaugh of Springdale, AR; two uncles, John V. and Melvin L. McGaugh of Springdale; and an aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Rivers of Chattanooga, TN.
Located at Hart Cemetery in Bentonville, AR.
Oct 11, 1922 - Nov 26, 1957
Jan 18, 1955 - Nov 26, 1957
Jan 28, 1953 - Nov 26, 1957
Thank you LaDonna for sending me the following newspaper clips.
Date: 1957-11-26 Paper: Marietta Journal http://www.genealogybank.com/
Date: 1957-11-27; Paper: Oregonian http://www.genealogybank.com/