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Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor
Birth: Jun. 24, 1901
Brown County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1969
Port Charlotte
Charlotte County
Florida, USA

American basketball player and shoe salesman/evangelist. He is best known for his association with the Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneaker, the most successful selling basketball shoe in history. The Converse All-Star shoe, one of the first especially for basketball, was introduced in the 1910s, and Taylor started wearing them in 1917 as a high school basketball player. (A.G. Spalding had already been making a basketball-model shoe for nearly 2 decades. In 1921, Taylor went to the Converse Shoes Chicago sales offices in search of a job. S.R. "Bob" Pletz, an avid fisherman and sportsman, hired him. Within a year, Taylor's suggestions - fabricating the shoe differently for greater flexibility and support, and providing a patch to protect the ankle - were incorporated into the shoe. The All-Star star went on the patch immediately, and by 1923, Chuck Taylor's name was on the patch as the shoe became the Chuck Taylor All-Stars. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Parents:
  James A. Taylor (1866 - 1949)
  Aurilla Taylor (1872 - 1944)
 
Burial:
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Port Charlotte
Charlotte County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 16, 2006
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Love Converse sneakers!!!!!!!RIP sir!!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Dec. 15, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 27, 2015

- Linda Davis
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