|Mel Bashore (#46894669)|
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I am a long-time collector of vintage sports autographs, letters, and autographed sports graphic cartoons. My interest in sports autographs covers the golden era from the 1920s thru 1950s. Having corresponded with many old athletes, I have a natural interest in their lives--and deaths. Professionally I am a librarian in an historical archives in Salt Lake City and a historian.|
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|Bob & Nancy Cannon||John/Katryn Hay|
Is Ogden their last known address or where they actually died?
|Susan Matthews||RE: David Swartzbaugh|
You're welcome. Sorry to hear that. Best Wishes,
|Ace||Heckman's at Chapel Hill|
Hi! Photos posted for Harry & Mae Heckman
Craig Eugene Broers, Jun 7, 1979 - Jun 8, 1979
Charles R. Heckman, Apr 7, 1906 - Jun 14, 1960
Helen M. Heckman, Aug 3, 1914 - Mar 23, 1993
David C. Heckman, Feb 11, 1943 - Apr 25, 1944
Donna M. Heckman, Jun 15, 1940 - Jun 9, 2004
If you create memorials for them and create photo requests I will post the photos I took.
We owe a HUGE thanks to Bryan Baker the Funeral Director and Manager for providing the grave locations. Please send him a thank you card at:
Chapel Hill Memorial Park & Funeral Home
112 North Galena Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021
You would not have any of the information here or photos posted without his help.
Added by Ace on Nov 23, 2013 7:27 PM
|Marilyn Hagie||RE: Van Dyke|
You are very welcome. If you find your answer about their deaths, I would be interested as well. The more I do with this activity, the more interesting it becomes.
|reiblylahm||Request for Bashore Family|
I am getting ready to upload the pictures for your request and wanted to let you know when I was out at the cemetery there was another Bashore buried right next to the two requested. I took this picture as well since they are probably related the name is W Raymond Bashore. If you have any questions just let me know. Nikky
|Alan Steinfeld||RE: John Gaston Peacock|
Thanks Mel. I'll try to send the Find A Grave folks a message but as you probably know, they often don't respond.
My brother met John Peacock on several occasions but I only recently learned of his baseball history. Thanks for adding him to Find A Grave.
|Alan Steinfeld||John Gaston Peacock|
John Peacock is the uncle of my brother's wife. I would like to connect him to his father, Frank Peacock, Find A Grave Memorial# 87686390. Can you do that? I note that Find A Grave is now managing the memorial but there does not seem to be any way to contact them to get this attachment made.
|Triste Elliott||Mary Ayers/Ayres|
Thanks for updating the maiden names of the two Marys at Pequea Presbyterian!
|Erin Froehlich||Thank You!|
You created the entry for my grandfather Richard Sawallich(drag racing death) I have since uploaded a photo of him I found in my grandmother's things. Thank you. :)
Galesburg's adopted son Evar Swanson elaborated during a baseball discussion in 1972 why he entered a contest for "running the bases" while playing Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.
During games of a doubleheader on September 15, 1929, Swannie circled the 360-foot jaunt around the bases in 13.3 seconds. Although several have tried to excel the feat, the record still stands 83-years later.
Swannie pointed out that in the earlier days contests including foot races, fungo-hitting, homer hitting, bunting and catchers throwing into barrels were common. He admitted that, "although we participated for our pride, we also did it for the money. I made $75 for winning my base-running contest and that was pretty good money in those days. The most I ever made in one season playing professional baseball was $8,500 a season."
Added by Jeff on Mar 07, 2013 3:43 PM
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