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Charles Howard Corgan
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1903
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1928
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA

He played pro baseball for the Brooklyn Robins from 1925 to 1927. He attended the University of Arkansas.

The many friends of the family were saddened to hear of the death of Charley Corgan yesterday morning; friends of his youth here and friends in the sporting world in many places. Charles Howard Corgan was born December 4, 1902 and died yesterday morning, June 13, 1928, at 1 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joe Cobb, in this city. He was accordingly a little past 25 years of age. He was married December 21, 1924 to Miss Gladys Guthridge, of Kansas City, Missouri. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Joe Cobb, Jr., of this city; three brothers, Bill, Roy and Marsh, all of Wagoner and his mother, Mrs. Anna E. Corgan. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. C. C. McConnell, assisted by Rev. G. H. McAnally. Interment will be made in Elmwood Cemetery. Some months ago he reported to the Brooklyn, N. Y. baseball team, with which he had been the past three years, at Clearwater, Florida, but soon became too ill to play. Cancer had developed from an injury received by being struck by a batted ball last year. He consulted a specialist in Chicago and then went to Kansas City and took treatment for cancer. A few months ago he went to the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. They gave no hope and said it was on a question of months. Knowing this he came home to his mother and other relatives. For weeks he has suffered untold agonies until relief came yesterday morning. Ever loving and lovable was Charley known to his intimates under the affectionate nickname of "Chuck." From a famous family of athletes, Charley was the greatest of them all. He starred on the Wagoner football and baseball teams alike; he put everything he had into the game at all times. In speaking of him recently a well known sport writer said; "Charley Corgan was, for four years, the idol of Wagoner High School fans. Football, basketball and base ball-he was a star in all sports. Time after time he led his team to victory over teams from large, well-equipped schools, for Wagoner, which did not even have a physical director then. Sapulpa remembers this youth who, in the days of Virgil Jones' glory, led a football team coached by his brother, Roy and made up of such other stars as Moss, Baldridge, Bryant, Page, Kingham, Jones and Posey, against the state champs to hold them to their closest margin of victory. Stigler remembers the two youths, Corgan and his cousin, Tom Cobb, who, facing defeat in the third quarter of a game against the Panthers, opened up a passing attack with Corgan as receive, to net three touchdowns. When charley finished high school, his brother, Marsh, sent him to Arkansas University, where he paired with Elza Renfro, now coach at Jonesboro, Arkansas, in making the freshman team that year, the most talked of eleven ever put out in Fayetteville and giving Coach Schmidt a chance for a winning team in his second year as coach of Arkansas. With Corgan at end and Renfro as quarterback the next season, the Razorbacks finished well up in the conference. Walter Camp placed Charley on his Honorable mention list in the last all-American selection made by the old master of football. When basketball season opened, Corgan and Renfro were paired at the forward position. It was the first of a series of strong basketball teams turned out at A. U. and the foundation for the quintets which have won Southwest conference titles for the last three years. Then Corgan was declared ineligible because of grades. He tried out with Okmulgee of the Western association, but failed to make it. Bartlesville, too, released him. He went to Blackwell, where he played in the Oklahoma State League until that team went "on the rocks," when he transferred to Enid. At the close of the season he was sold to Wichita of the Western league at an unheard of price for a non-hitting shortstop. A year with Wichita brought him unanimous choice of sports writers and manager for the shortstop post on the mythical all-star team. Brooklyn of the National league at once bought him for an unreported sum. The Dodgers farmed him to Jersey City of the International league for two years, and last season kept him with the team. His back was bothering him at the time and he broke into but a few games, but coached at first base all season for Wilbert Robinson's club. For several winters he played professional football. He was with the Kansas City Cowboys for two seasons and was sold to the New York Giants in 1927, to play a regular end on the championship eleven and win a place on the professional all-American choice."
Obituary provided by Charlotte Stevens Schneider
Family links: 
  John Marshall Corgan (1852 - 1918)
  Annie E. Easton Corgan (1872 - 1949)
  Birdie Laura Corgan Morrison (1891 - 1963)*
  Roy Corgan (1893 - 1945)*
  John Marshall Corgan (1895 - 1936)*
  William J. Corgan (1897 - 1964)*
  Ruby C. Corgan Cobb (1900 - 1975)*
  Charles Howard Corgan (1903 - 1928)
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: South Main, Row 27 (South Main, Northwest 1/4 of Block 12, Lot 2)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Aug 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28833743
Charles Howard Corgan
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Charles Howard Corgan
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Charles Howard Corgan
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- Charlotte Schneider
 Added: Feb. 1, 2010

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