Your Royce Stetson is I think a JR son of Royce born Dec 1897 in RIPLEY Chautauqua CO NY son of Jay Stetson and Minnie; Jay is from Charles And Cressia STETSON , descendants of Briggs Stetson of North East, Erie CO PA your ROYCE 24 Jul 1931 Malemothers name Loewel may be misspelled in CA data married Carlene L Cox 9 Nov 1962 Los Angeles Royce Stetson died 5 Feb 1971 Los Angeles born 22 Dec 1897 New York
Riverside National Cemetery is the burial place of YOUR Royce Stetson, 24 Jul 1931 5 Aug 1999
Santa Barbara's aviation history began in 1914 when Lincoln Beachey flew an airplane across Goleta Valley. Two years later the Loughead Brothers, who later changed their name to Lockheed, established a seaplane factory on State Street and constructed a wooden ramp on West Beach to launch their planes. In 1928, Gordon Sackett and ** Royce Stetson landed a Hisso-powered airplane in a cow pasture near the corner of Hollister and Fairview Avenues and set up a flight school on the spot. That first airstrip marked the beginning of what was to become the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.