Photos from the Life of

Kent Moomaw


Kent at his trusty Royal typewriter High school photo


October 11, 1940 - October 13, 1958


 This is my brother, whose pen I talk about over on this other page. Kent was fairly well-known in SF fandom back in the 1950's. His sudden death, ruled a suicide, in 1958 at the age of 18 was a shock to all.


 ** All of the photos below lead to larger versions: click to see **


Mama, Kent, Carol Kent, Daddy, Carol, Youngstown, Ohio Kent & Carol, Peabody Ave.
Kent (R), Carol, Kent's friends, Peabody Ave. Early morning, Peabody Ave. Kent & Daddy
Kent & Patti, Youngstown, Ohio Kent & Patti, Youngstown, Ohio Kent & Patti, Youngstown, Ohio
Relaxing, Peabody Ave. With sisters, Bramble Ave. We three, Bramble Ave.
Reading, Bramble Ave. Mama, Patti, Carol, Kent @ Christmas, Bramble Ave. Patti, Kent, Daddy @ Xmas, Bramble Ave.
Carol, Kent, Patti, Mama, Grandma, Uncle Alton @ Stone Mountain, Georgia Kent & Patti, Tennessee Kent & Patti, Tennessee
We three, Great Smoky Mountains Daddy & Kent, Great Smoky Mountains



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Links/References to:

Fancyclopedia II (see Suicide)

Fancyclopedia II (see Year of the Jackpot)

This Little World of Fandom (see 8Apr and 28Oct)

cultinfo (see "NOT EVEN DEATH...")

Mimosa 23, pages 3-6 (see Rich's comments near the bottom of the page)

D (see DNQ (#12 - Dec.))

Editorial by Terry Carr

Pixel Five (see "Whither Fandom" by Ted White, paragraph 7)

Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
(see Monday, April 4, 2005 entitled "From Ed Gorman")

Dr. Gafia's Fan Terms (see Sercon Faanfiction)

Vegas Fandom Weekly 58 (see a mention on Page 6)

Vegas Fandom Weekly 67 (see Page 15)

Ed Gorman's Blog (a mention in July 24, 2008 "Stuff" entry)



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