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Elmer Francis Layden
Birth: May 4, 1903
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1973
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

College Hall of Fame Football Player. A college football fullback, he was known as one of the “Four Horsemen of Notre Dame” on Coach Knute Rockne’s University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish champion footballs teams from 1922 to 1924. He teamed with quarterback Harry Stuhldreher, halfback Jim Crowley, and halfback Don Miller under the tutelage of Coach Rockne to go 29-2-1 during that span, which was capped by a 1925 Rose Bowl win over Stanford University to give Notre Dame the College Football Championship. Their dominant performances on the field as a collective unit inspired sportswriter Grantland Rice to give them their now legendary nickname. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. 
 
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  Edythe Catherine Davis Layden (1904 - 1969)*
 
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Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Evanston
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: GP
Record added: Sep 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6769888
Elmer Francis Layden
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Elmer Francis Layden
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- Sherry
 Added: May. 18, 2015
Happy Birthday. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
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 Added: May. 4, 2015
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