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  • Herman Nickerson, Jr.

    Born: May 15, 1870, Boston, MA
    Died: June 10, 1954, Lincolnville, MO, age 84

    Boston sports writer / editor;
    Boston, MA, 1-month old, (June 20, 1870 census)
    Boston, MA, 10-year old, (June 3, 1880 census)
    Boston, MA, newspaperman, (June 2, 1900 census)
    Boston, MA, editor, newspaper, (May 12, 1910 census)
    Arlington, MA, editor, newspaper, (January 8, 1920 census)
    Arlington, MA, editor, newspaper, (April 4, 1930 census)
    Arlington, MA, editor, newspaper, (April 25, 1940 census)
    Boston News, cub reporter (?-1894)
    Boston Journal, reporter (1894 - 1900),
    Boston Herald, copy desk head (1902 - 1907)
    Boston Journal, sports editor (1907 - 1912)
    Boston Braves, secretary (December 26, 1912 - 1915)
    Boston Globe, news editor (1925 - 1945).

    Father: John Freeman Nickerson, born Massachusetts, September 21, 1836 (stock broker); Mother: Susan S., born Massachusetts; Wife: Emma Eva Carver, born June 20, 1872, died January 15, 1973; They married October 12, 1912 in Lincolnville, Maine; Wife 2: Nellie (Nora) G. Buzzell, born Massachusetts, June 13, 1874, died May, 1972; Wife: Gertrude, born Massachusetts, 1876?; Son: Herman, Jr., born Massachusetts, July 30, 1913, died December 1, 2000; Son: Carver, born Massachusetts, 1918?;

    Sporting News' obituary, June 23, 1954, pp. 40.-----------------------------------------------------------------New York Times' obituary, June 12, 1954, pp. 15.

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-30-2014, 01:30 PM.


    • Francis Marion Smith---AKA Frank Smith

      Born: November 31, 1878, St. Louis, MO
      Died: November 3, 1933, Boston, MA, age 54,---d. angina pectons, buried Aurora, IL---(He died while on a trip to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was manager of wrestler, Jim Browning, who was fighting.)

      Chicago sports editor;
      Bloomington, Il, 2-year old, (June 1, 1880 census)
      Chicago, IL, copy-reader, newspaper, (April 21, 1910 census)
      Chicago, IL, copy-reader, Chicago Tribune, (January 16, 1920 census)
      Chicago, IL, reporter, newspaper, (April 9, 1930 census)

      Father: Frank M., born Missouri, 1854?; Mother: Elizabeth C., born Pennsylvania, 1857?; Martha A., born England, 1886?; Wife: Katherine G., born Pennsylvania, 1875?;

      He began as a copy reader in the editorial department in 1912, and stayed until the start of WWI.
      WWI veteran.
      Received commission as 2nd lieutenant, seved more than year overseas with the 165th infantry.
      After WWI, then 1st. lieutenant, returned to Chicago Tribune, made sports editor in 1921, left in 1925.
      He then moved east and got into wrestling promotion.
      He managed Jim Browning, heavyweight wrestling champ.

      Chicago Daily Tribune obituary,
      November 3, 1933, pp. 27.-----------------------New York Times' obituary, November 3, 1933, pp. 19.--------Chicago Daily Tribune, November 4, 1933, pp. 23.

      ------------------------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, November 9, 1933, pp. 7.
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-30-2014, 12:47 PM.


      • Edward Wallace Smith

        Born: May, 1869, Milwaukee, WI
        Died: February 23, 1936, Hollywood, CA, age 67,----d. In Hollywood Hospital, CA, from a paralytic stroke.

        Chicago sports editor;
        Milwaukee, WI, 1-year old, (June 18, 1870 census)
        Milwaukee, WI, 9-year old, (June 1, 1880 census)
        Chicago, IL, newspaper reporter, (June 8, 1900 census)
        Chicago, IL, newspaper editor, (April 23, 1910 census)
        Chicago, IL, newspaper manager, newspaper, (January 2, 1920 census)(listed Edw W. Smith)
        Los Angeles, CA, newspaper writer, (April 3, 1930 census)
        Chicago Times, sports editor in the early 1890's
        Chicago Chronicle, sports editor,
        Chicago American, sports editor, 1900 - 1926
        Los Angeles Examiner, sports editor
        Moved to California around 1927 for his health. Had been a well-known boxing/wrestling referee.
        Refereed many memorable fights. As a writer, he specialized in boxing/wrestling with occasional incursions into racing. Refereed Jack Johnson/Jim Flynn, Arthur Pelkey/Luther McCarthy, both Gotch/Hackenschmidt wrestling matches, Benny Leonard/Charley White.

        James G. Smith, born Montreal, Canada, 1834?; Mother: Mary E., born New York, 1842?; Wife: Sedan Kerting: born Chicago, IL, September, 1870; Daughter: Viola: born Illinois February, 1890; Son: Lester: born Illinois August, 1892; Daughter: Lillian: born Illiniois November, 1896. Daughter: Virginia, born Illinois, 1910?; Daughter: Lorraine, born Illinois, 1919?; Ed married Sedan on September 29, 1889 in Kenosha, WI.

        Chicago Daily Tribune obituary, Febuary 24, 1936, pp. 18.------------------------Los Angeles Times' obituary, February 24, 1936, pp. A11.

        ---------------------------------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, February 27, 1936, pp. 2.

        ----2 photos from 1908.

        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-30-2014, 10:24 AM.


        • John Sanburn Phillips

          Born: July 2, 1861, Council Bluffs, Iowa
          Died: February 28, 1949, Goshen, NY, age 87

          New York sports writer / editor;
          Galesburg, IL, 9-year old, (July 15, 1870 census)
          Galesburg, IL, 18-year, (June 7, 1880 census)
          Duxbury, MA, none, (June 7, 1900 census)
          Goshen, NY, editor, magazine, (April 23, 1910 census)
          Goshen, NY, editor, Magazine, (January 17, 1920 census)
          Goshen, NY, editor, Publisher, (April 21, 1930 census)
          Goshen, NY, none, (April 10, 1940 census)
          Graduated Knox College (Galesburg, IL), Bachelor of Arts, 1882
          Recieved A. B. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard, 1885
          Attended University of Leipzig, 1885-86
          Editor of The American Magazine; at least as early as 1908;
          Co-founder / editor of Samuel S. McClure of McClure's Magazine, 1893.
          After 24 years of partnership with McClure, he withdrew & founded the Phillips Publishing Compay.

          Father: Edgar L., born New York, 1827? (doctor); Mother: Mary L., born Illinois, 1833?; Wife: Jennie B., Massachusetts, September, 1867; Daughter: Ruth B., born Massachusetts, July, 1891; Daughter: Dorothy S., born New York, January, 1893; Daughter: Margaret E., born New York, March, 18978; Daughter: Elizabeth P., born Massachusetts, July, 1899; Son: John P., born New York, 1901?;

          He started The American Magazine, serving as editor until 1915, when he became advisory editor, until 1938, when he retired.
          While editor of American Magazine, he published stories by Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Ray Baker, Finlay Dunne and William White.

          New York Times obituary, March 2, 1949, pp. 25
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-29-2014, 10:44 PM.


          • Joseph Akin Murphy---AKA Judge

            Born: September 7, 1866, St. Louis, MO
            Died: March 28, 1951, Coral Gables, FL, age 84,---d. at home.

            St. Louis /Chicago sports editor;
            St. Louis, MO, 14-year old, (June 8, 1880 census)
            St. Louis, MO, promoter, Stock Co., (January 14, 1920 census)
            Wichita, KS, none, (April 13, 1940 census)

            St. Louis Globe-Democrat, sports editor, (1880's)
            Chicago Tribune, sports editor, ? - 1936
            Lived Florida, 1940 - 1951

            Father: Michael J., born New York, 1835?; Mother: Anna L., born Virginia, 1843?; Wife: Emma, born Missouri, 1874?; Wife: Elizabeth, born Missouri, 1872?;

            Called Judge due to his officiating at many race tracks in the US & Canada. Wife: Elizabeth; Daughter: Lucille; Daughter: Dorothy. Was actually a ML pitcher, 1886-87.

            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1923-------------------------------May 2, 1950, Detroit Fairgrounds: Judge Joe Murphy, Jack Young, Doc Copland.
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-29-2014, 10:04 PM.


            • Will Henry Grimsley

              Born: January 27, 1914, Monterey, TN
              Died: October 31, 2002, Garden City, NY, age 88

              New York sports writer;
              Civil District 4, TN, 5-year old, (January 26, 1920 census)
              Nashville, TN, 16-year old, (April 8, 1930 census)
              Nashville, TN, sports writer, newspaper, (April 2, 1940 census)
              Associated Press, sports writer, Memphis, TN office
              Nashville Evening Tennessean, sports writer/editor, 1932 - 1943
              Associated Press (Nashville office), 1943 - 1947, news correspondent & national columnist
              Associated Press (New York office), sports writer, 1947 - January, 1985

              Father: Alves C., born Tennessee, 1882?; Mother: Bertie E., born Tennessee, 1887?; Wife: Nellie H., born Virginia, 1916?; Daughter: Aleena Gayle, born Tennessee, 1939?;

              Will specialized in golf, tennis, college football, Olympics. He covered most major events in boxing, baseball, football, horse racing. From 1977 to 1984, he wrote a daily nationally syndicated sports column, "Grimsley's Sports World". Contributed over 200 articles to magazines. Elected Sports Writer of the Year 4 times.

              Long-time sports reporter and columnist for the Associated Press, who reported from the world's biggest athletic events including 15 Olympics, 35 World Series and 25 Kentucky Derbies.

              Will Grimsley (Sportswriter. *Born, Monterey, Tenn., Jan. 27, 1914; died, East Meadow, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2002.) *A star reporter and columnist, Will Henry Grimsley wrote for The Associated Press for 45 years (1943-88). *Grimsley was hired by the A.P. in Nashville, Tenn., in 1943 and moved to the New York sports desk in 1947. *He covered 15 Olympics, 35 World Series, and 25 Kentucky Derbies. *Grimsley also covered numerous other major events, including the Indianapolis 500, the Super Bowl, the Masters, Wimbledon, U.S. Open tennis, and heavyweight championship fights. *He covered World Cup golf in Australia, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, and Mexico. *Grimsley went to Australia 12 times to cover Davis Cup tennis, Zaire for the Ali-Foreman fight (1974), and the Philippines for Ali-Frazier III (1975). *In 1969, Grimsley became the first sportswriter ever designated a special correspondent by the A.P. *He began writing a column entitled “Grimsley’s Sports World” in 1977, which he continued until his retirement. *Grimsley won the prestigious Red Smith Award in1987 and was four times named “Sports Writer of the Year” by the N.S.S.A. (1978, 1980, 1981, 1983). *In 1972, he covered the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics by dressing as an Olympic official. *Grimsley wrote four books, one each on golf, tennis, and college football, and 101 Greatest Athletes of the Century (1987). *He was also supervising editor of two A.P. sports books. (The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel.)
              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Shaking hands with Sonny Liston, shortly before Las Vegas gamblers
              -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------coerced/threatened Sonny into losing his belt to Cassius Clay, thereby

              New York Times' obituary, November 6, 2002, pp. C13.------------------------------------------enriching the gamblers and costing Liston everything. Clay, of course, was not in on the fix.

              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-27-2014, 07:39 AM.


              • Herbert Clare Walker---AKA Bert Walker

                Born: January 22, 1873, Indiana, PA
                Died: June 19, 1947, Detroit, MI, age 74,---d. at home.

                Detroit sports writer;
                West Indiana, PA, 7-year old, (June 1, 1880 census)
                Detroit, MI, newspaper, reporter, (June 11, 1900 census)
                Yonkers, NY, assistant editor, daily newspaper (May 9, 1910 census)
                Detroit, MI, newspaper, reporter (January 10, 1920 census)
                Detroit, MI, newspaper, editor (May 11, 1930 census)
                Detroit, MI, sports writer, newspaper, (1940 census)
                cub reporter Ypsilanti (MI)
                Detroit Journal, theatrical editor, (12 yrs.)
                Cleveland Press, state editor
                New York Herald, financial editor
                Detroit Free Press, city editor
                Detroit Times, sports editor 1917-18 (September 12, 1918 WWI Civilian Draft Registration)

                Father: J. Miles Walker, born Pennsylvania, 1842?; Mother: Mary E., born Pennsylvania, 1847?; Wife: Mary, born Michigan, 1875?; Daughter: Marjorie, born New York, 1914?;


                New York Times' obituary, June 20, 1947, pp. --------Sporting News' obituary, July 2, 1947, pp. 36.
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 04:04 PM.


                • Richard Griswold Tobin

                  Born: September 1, 1881, Vinton, Iowa
                  Died: March 11, 1953, Douglaston (Queens), NY, age 71,---d. heart disease, at Parsons Hospital, Flushing, NY.

                  Chicago sports writer;
                  Wahkonsa, IA, 18-year old, (June 14, 1900 census)
                  Chicago, IL, reporter, newspaper, (April 23, 1910 census)(listed P. G. Tobin)
                  Niles, IL, advertising manager, metal works, (January 13, 1920 census)
                  New York, NY, editor, Cride Magazine, (April 8, 1940 census)

                  The Chicago Inter-Ocean, 1905 - 1910?, became sports editor
                  Became official at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox.
                  Sporting News
                  Chicago Tribune, ? - 1933
                  Lord & Thomas Advertising Agency
                  Canada Monthly (Toronto), 1916
                  Niles Daily Star (Mich), managing editor, 1920-33
                  Credit and Financial Management, managing editor, 1933
                  Michigan Associated Press Chairman
                  National Association of Credit, April 28, 1942

                  Mother: MJ Tobin, born Ohio, December, 1833; Wife: Anne, born Michigan, 1889?;

                  Attended Tobin College, which his father, Rev. Thomas Tobin, had founded. Studied at Iowa University.

                  Sporting News' obituary, March 18, 1953, pp. 22.------New York Times' obituary, March 12, 1953, pp. 25.
                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 03:49 PM.


                  • James Collin Gilruth

                    Born: September 14, 1876, Linn County, Iowa
                    Died: December 5, 1973, Evanston, IL, age 97---d. Wednesdy in nursing home at 1555 Oak Ave.

                    Chicago sports writer;
                    Davenport, IA, 3-year old, (June 1, 1880 census)
                    Chicago, IL, newspaper reporter, (June 4, 1900 census)
                    Chicago, IL, Assistant secretary & manager, Auto Club, (April 10, 1910 census)
                    Milton, IL, editor, newspaper, (January 12, 1920 census)
                    Chicago, IL, secretary, trade association, (April 4, 1930 census)
                    Chicago, IL, director, Illinois automobile club, (April 16, 1940 census)(listed James C. Gibruth)
                    Chicago Daily News, city editor, 1908 - 1919, city editor from 1914 - 1919
                    Chicago Automobile Trade Association
                    Illinois Automobile Club
                    Illinois Highway Users Association
                    Lived in nursing home at 1555 Oak St. in Evanston, IL since 1960

                    Father: James H., born Ohio, 1840?; Mother: Addie C., born New York, 1840?; Wife: Elsie K., born Pennsylvania 1882?; Son: James A., born IL, 1907?; Daughter: Margaret C, born IL, January, 1909?; Dauthter: Mary G. Sealy, born Illinois, 1912?; Son: Robert A. Sealy, born Illinois, 1920?;

                    Chicago Tribune obituary, December 07, 1973
                    Deceased Name: GILRUTH
                    James C. Gilruth, age 97, of the James C. King Home, Dec. 5, 1973, husband of the late Elsie K. Gilruth; father of James A. Gilruth of Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Fowler Banton of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs. August Hoffmann of Fish Creek, Wis., and the late Robert A. Gilruth; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hebblethwaite Chapel, 1567 Maple Av. Evanston. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

                    Chicago Tribune death notice, December 7, 1973, pp. B10.
                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 02:59 PM.


                    • Jacob J. Karpf

                      Born: June 5, 1872, New York City
                      Died: June 20, 1943, New York City, age 71,---d. heart attack at his hotel.

                      New York sports writers;
                      New York, NY, 8-year old, (June 3, 1880 census)
                      Bronx, NY, journalist, (June 8, 1900 census)
                      Bronx, NY, journalist, newspaper office, (April 16, 1910 census)
                      New York, NY, journalist, newspaper, (January 14, 1920 census)
                      New York, NY, Assistant sporting editor, newspaper, (April 22, 1930 census)
                      New York, NY, reporter, newspaper, (May 4, 1940 census)
                      New York Evening World, became sports editor
                      New York Globe, sports editor
                      New York Evening Mail, sports editor, 1910
                      New York American, sports staff, 1914 - 1937
                      New York Sunday Journal-American, assistant sports editor, 1937 - June 20, 1943

                      Father: Lippman Karpf, born Germany, December, 1834; Mother: Hannah, born Germany, March, 1839; Wife: Ada, born New York, August, 1874; Daughter: Charlotte C., born New York, 1902?; Son: Stuart J., born New York, 1906?;

                      New York Times' obituary, June 22, 1943, pp. 20.-----------New York Sunday Journal-American, assistant sports editor, 1937 - 1943.
                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 01:59 PM.


                      • Herbert S. Jaspan

                        Born: 1888?, Philadelphia, PA
                        Died: May 22, 1941, Philadelphia, PA, age 53,

                        Philadelphia sports writer;
                        Philadelphia, PA, editor, newspaper, (January 3, 1920 census)
                        Philadelphia, PA, columnist, newspaper, (April 8, 1930 census)
                        Philadelphia, PA, sports writer, daily newspaper, (April 6, 1940 census)
                        Philadelphia Inquirer,
                        Philadelphia Evening Telegraph,
                        Philadelphia Evening Bulletin,
                        Philadelphia Associated Press,
                        Philadelphia, PA, private printer, (January 3, 1920 census)
                        New York Herald Tribune,
                        New York Sun,
                        New York North American,
                        Philadelphia Public Ledger.
                        Acknowledged as authority on tennis.

                        Father: Wolf, born Russia 1862?; Mother: Anna Zeve, born Russia 1862?; Brother Harry Jerome, born Pennsylvania 1898?; Brother: Louis born Pennsylvania 1904?; Brother: Irving; Sister: Mrs. Martin Schwartz; Sister: Mrs. David Eilberg; Sister: Esther; Sister: Teresa, born Pennsylvania 1894?; Sister: Molly, born Pennsylvania 1902?; Wife: Kate, born Pennsylvania 1900?; Daughter: Eleanor, born Pennsylvania 1923?, Son: Melvin, born Pennsylvania 1928?; Herbert married Kate Gershenfeld in 1921 in Philadelphia, PA.

                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 01:38 PM.


                        • Henry Hunter Niemeyer---Harry Niemeyer

                          Born: January 22, 1876, Portsmouth, VA (confirmed by California Death Index)
                          Died: July 27, 1940, Los Angeles, CA, age 64,---d. acute leukemia

                          St. Louis sports writer;
                          St. Louis, MO, 3-year old, (June 2, 1880 census)
                          St. Louis, MO, 23-year old, (June 1, 1900 census)
                          New York, NY, author, publishing co., (April 23, 1910 census)
                          St. Louis, MO, editorial writer, newspaper daily, (January 6, 1920 census)
                          Los Angeles, CA, correspondent, newspaper, (April 22, 1940 census)
                          St. Louis Post-Dispatch, sports writer, September, 1894 - 1934; While using the Post-Dispatch as his home base, he left periodically to do outside pursuits.
                          St. Louis resident, (June 1, 1900 census)
                          New York Times, drama dept., 1915? - 1918
                          Engaged as personal representative of James K. Hackett, romantic actor.
                          First Missouri Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898.
                          Went to NYC, 1900.
                          New York World, sports writer
                          New York Sunday Telegraph, sports writer
                          New York Globe, sports writer, 1910
                          YMCA worker with the AEF in France
                          Proprietor of daily newspaper in Clinton, MO
                          Managed St. Louis theater.

                          Father: Henry V., born Virginia, February, 1857, (cotton merchant); Mother: Martha, born Virginia, September, 1858; Wife: Margaret, born Missouri, 1884?; Son: Harry Hunter, Jr., born New York, 1910?;

                          Mr. Niemeyer was born in Portsmouth, VA, but raised in St. Louis, MO. He moved from St. Louis to Hollywood, CA, in September, 1934.

                          Yarns Of Battery A With The Artillerymen At Chickamauga And Porto Rico, 1899?

                          New York Times' obituary, July 28, 1940, pp. 30.
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 01:13 PM.


                          • Joseph Anthony Tumelty---AKA Joe Tumelty

                            Born: March 18, 1905, Philadelphia, PA
                            Died: May 7, 1990, Philadelphia, PA, age 84

                            Philadelphia sports writer;
                            Millvale Ward 1, PA, 3-year old, (April 28, 1910 census)
                            Millvale, PA, 13-year old, (January 3, 1920 census)
                            Pittsburgh, PA, 23-year old, mailman, government, (April 11, 1930 census)
                            Lansdowne, PA, sport writer, newspaper work, (April 18, 1940 census)
                            Graduated Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia, PA), 1921
                            Attended Villanova University (Radnor, PA)
                            Philadelphia Ledger, 1918 - ?, sports 1923 - ?,
                            Philadelphia Record,
                            Sports Announcer, 1929 - ?
                            Philadelphia Inquirer, 1937 - 1971

                            Father: Joseph Cleary Tumelty, born Pennsylvania, 1873?; Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Urban, born Pennsylvania, 1877?; Wife: Anna, born Pennsylvania, 1905?; Daughter: Dolores, born Pennsylvania, 1929?; Son: Joseph, born Pennsylvania, 1907?; Daughter: Clara Lorett, born Pennsylvania, 1909?; Son: Charles, born Pennsylvania, 1910?; Son: Regis, born Pennsylvania, 1915?; Son: Howard, born Pennsylvania, 1918?;

                            Philadelphia Inquirer obituary, May 10, 1990, pp. D22.
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 12:41 PM.


                            • Robert Wallce Saxton---AKA Bob Saxton

                              Born: February 10, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio
                              Died: October 12, 1951, Cincinnati, OH, age 68,---d. at home after a heart attack.

                              Cincinnati sports writer;
                              Cincinnati, OH, 16-year old, at school, (June 2, 1900 census)
                              Cincinnati, OH, sporting editor, newspaper, (January 8, 1920 census)
                              Cincinnati, OH, Turf writer, newspaper, (April 24, 1930 census)
                              Cincinnati, OH, sports editor, newspaper, (April 9, 1940 census)

                              Cincinnati Commercial tribune, sports writer, later city editor, early 1900's
                              Cincinnati newspaper reporter, 1918, sports editor, 1920
                              Cincinnati Enquirer, turf editor, 1911 - ?, assistant sports editor, ? - 1930, sports editor, 1930 - 1947.
                              Ohio Sports Enterprises, associate racing steward, 1947 - 1950. Officiated at horse racing events at Beulah Park (Columbus, OH), Ascot Park (Akron, OH), and the Hamilton Fairgrounds.
                              Listed as a 'turf writer' in the 1930 census.

                              Father: Wallace, born; Ohio, April, 1849; Mother: Cornelia J., born Ohio, November, 1847; Wife: Irene H., born Ohio, 1886?; Son: Robert Louis., born Ohio, 1919?;

                              Bob left newspaper work to work for Ohio Sports Enterprises, which managed horse race tracks. As such, he officiated at race tracks. He retired in 1950.

                              Sporting News' obituary, October 24, 1951, pp. 23.----New York Times' obituary, October 13, 1951, pp. 12.
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 09:49 AM.


                              • George Caradoq Rice

                                Born: November 23, 1870, Waukesha, WI
                                Died: September 30, 1938, Chicago, IL, age 67

                                Chicago sports writer;
                                Caledonia, WI, 9-year old, (June 4, 1880 census)
                                Shields, IL, editor, (June 1, 1900 census)(listed Geo C. Rice)
                                Chicago, IL, editor, newspaper, (April 27, 1910 census)
                                Missoula, MT, owner, newspaper, (January 12, 1920 census)
                                Chicago, IL, salesman, bank, (April 11, 1930 census)

                                Graduated Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL).
                                Chicago Chronicle, 1895 - 1898
                                Chicago Daily News, 1898 - 1910
                                Chicago Daily Journal, 1910 - 1916
                                Left Chicago 1917 for Montana. Owned 2 newspapers, Missoula, MT
                                Returned Chicago in 1922 for investment business.
                                Was a Shriner.

                                Father: Thomas J., born Wales, March 4, 1833; Mother: Anna Owen, born September 25, 1832, Dolgelly, Wales; Wife: Sarah Williams, born New York, 1875?;

                                New York Times' obituary, October 2, 1938, pp. 49.
                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2014, 09:08 AM.


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