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  • Bill Burgess' Research Needs:

    Dear Friends,

    As many of you know, I like to do research for various baseball stuff. From time to time, I ask for help from the membership. I was hoping that some of you may have some resources that I don't.

    I mainly need assistance in finding Dates of Death and Birth, and some photos. I would be so appreciative for any help that I can get.
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 11-26-2008, 06:16 AM.

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    Seeking Dates of Birth

    Seeking Dates of Birth:
    Code:
    --------------------------------Born-Died-------Died
    Michael J. Kelly----------------(40)-1873	Jun.27---NYC sports writer/editor
    Thomas (Tom) Clark		1857-1933	Dec.19---Louisville sports writer
    John Hadley Doyle-----------Nov.1861-1946	Sept.12--Wash/Boston sports writer
    James M. (Doc) Fletcher-----Nov.1861-1941	Jan. 8---Phil. sports writer
    Frank S. Cooke-------------Sept.1866-1945	Apr.25---Detroit sports writer
    Edward Wallace Smith---------My.1869-1936	Feb.23---Chicago sports editor/became boxing/wrestling referee
    James Ripley (Jim) Price	1870-1929	Jan.29---Baltimore/NY sports writer/Red Sox secretary
    Julius Edgar(J. Ed)Grillo---Jul.1873-1920	My.27----Cinc/Wash DC sports editor
    William Wrothe Aulick-------Jan.1873-1913	Dec.25---Wash/NY sports writer
    Frank F. Murney-----------------(79)-1934	Aug.13---NY/Brooklyn sports editor
    Herbert S. Jaspan---------------(88)-1941	My. 22---Phil/NY sports writer/authority on tennis	
    Julius Lewis--------------------1902-1947	Mar.13---Pittsburgh sports writer
    John J. Sheridan		1902-1943	Oct.26---St. Louis sports writer
    James Anton (Jim) Burchard------1904-1960	My. 29---NY sports editor
    Robert S. White-----------------(08)-1971	Oct.17---Boston sports writer								
    Frank J. Farrell------------Jun.1864-1926	Feb.10---NY Highlander owner
    John Joseph McMullen------------(18)-2005	Sept.16--Houston Astros owner
    William Frazer Baker--------Apr.1866-1930	Dec.4----Phillies' owner
    Eugene McGillicuddy, Sr.(Gene Mack)--Aug.1889-1953	Jul.8----Boston sports cartoonist for Boston Globe
    Harry G. Fallon-----------------(01)-1933       Dec.2----Boston Braves Traveling Secretary
    Thomas J. Lynch-------------Dec.1855-1924	Feb.27---NL umpire/NL President
    John B. McCormick	    Apr.1850-1903	Sep.4
    John Dunbar Pringle	    Jun.1853-1922	Jan.29
    Edward French Stevens		1853?-1898	Mar.4
    John H. Mandigo		        (58)-1908	Apr.15
    Joseph P. Campbell	    Aug.1866-1900	Oct.2
    James C. (Big Jim) Kennedy  Apr.1864-1904	Apr.20
    James (Jim) Jerpe   		(86)-1917	Jan.16
    Os W. Brown		        1908-1909?---------------Boston sports writer, moved NYC, 1910
    Jay G. Thatcher		           ?-1910?---------------Pittsburgh sports writer in 1910
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-25-2014, 06:43 AM.

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    • #3
      Seeking Dates of Death

      Seeking Dates of Death:
      Code:
      Tom Ferguson------------------Jul.2, 1930-	
      Charles Edward Parker--------Sept.9, 1890-Still alive 1942---Boston/NY sports writer; Dir. Publicity for NY World's Fair	
      Henry Harold Singer----------Oct.29, 1892-Still alive 1958, NY sports writer	
      John J. Ward---------------Still alive 1939 - Baseball Magazine writer
      Hub Miller	----Still alive March, 1952 - Baseball Magazine writer
      Arthur O. W. Anderson-1901-Still Alive 1942 - Baseball Magazine writer
      E. B. Choate------------------------------- - Brooklyn Dodgers, attened first baseball writers meeting in 1908
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-25-2014, 06:44 AM.

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      • #4
        I would like to see if anyone else here can find the following items.
        -----------------------------------------
        I am still searching for going on 15 years now for George Leonard Moreland's date of death. He published 'Balldom' in 1914, and died between 1933-37.

        EB Choate was present at the first sports writers meeting at the World Series of 1908. He represented Brooklyn. Does anyone know who this person was?

        Sports writer Feg Murray died July 18, 1973. I have his sporting news obit, but would like to find another obit.

        Sports writer Charles Israel died December 4, 1971. I have his New York Times obit but would like to find his sporting news obit.

        Sports writer Purves Turner Knox died December 4, 1961. Does anyone know anything about this guy? I can hardly find anything on him.

        Lamont Buchanan wrote a lot of baseball books, but I don't know when or if he died. Does anyone know?

        Al Maul pitched MLB in the 19th century. He died May 3, 1958. After he retired, he worked at Shibe Park from September 17, 1904 to his death. He also worked at Baker Bowl, but I can't find when he started there. Can anyone find that information?
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-22-2010, 07:42 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
          Lamont Buchanan wrote a lot of baseball books, but I don't know when or if he died. Does anyone know?
          Buchanan was the son of Charles L. Buchanan, who was born in 1884 and worked as a newspaperman first in Hartford and then as a music, art and theater critic in New York. The 1930 census lists C. Lamont, age 11, among Charles' children, which matches the date of birth I find for Lamont in library cataloging. Lamont published very prolifically on all sorts of subjects from the late 1940's until 1956, and you might suspect he must have died soon after, since as far as I can tell he published no books after that. However, the NY Times obituary of Charles Buchanan, March 12, 1962, page 3, lists Lamont Buchanan of New York among the survivors. I haven't been able to come up with any more.
          “Money, money, money; that is the article I am looking after now more than anything else. It is the only thing that will shape my course (‘religion is nowhere’).” - Ross Barnes

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Beady View Post
            Buchanan was the son of Charles L. Buchanan, who was born in 1884 and worked as a newspaperman first in Hartford and then as a music, art and theater critic in New York. The 1930 census lists C. Lamont, age 11, among Charles' children, which matches the date of birth I find for Lamont in library cataloging. Lamont published very prolifically on all sorts of subjects from the late 1940's until 1956, and you might suspect he must have died soon after, since as far as I can tell he published no books after that. However, the NY Times obituary of Charles Buchanan, March 12, 1962, page 3, lists Lamont Buchanan of New York among the survivors. I haven't been able to come up with any more.
            I just did a quick people search, and found a 90 year old Lamont Buchanan still living in New York. His wife is listed as Jean M Buchanan. I'll wager this is our guy.
            "I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him. He was the greatest all time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing."
            -Casey Stengel

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            • #7
              Code:
              WWI Civilian Draft Registration - September 11, 1872 - September 12, 1900.
              										
              James E. (Jim) O'Phelan    Feb. 1885-1933	Sept.3	48	St. Paul & Sask. spwr.;   
              Frank F. Murney		        (79)-1934	Aug.13	55      NY, Brooklyn sp.ed.;   
              Frank Lander		        (77)-1934	Dec.23	57	Rockford Morning Star(IL) sp.ed.; 
              Theodore A. Von Ziekursch  Nov.	1894-1935	Aug.8	39	Phil. Daily News, 1933							
              Herbert S. Jaspan               (88)-1941	My. 22	53	Phil.PA	Phil.PA	Phil., NY; Phil. Inquirer, 							 			
              Ward A. Morehouse	   Mar. 1894-1966	Dec.7	72	Savannah, GA	New York, NY	New York crama critic / sports writer;
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-21-2013, 10:16 PM.

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              • #8
                I have updated and revised my priority needs.

                These are my most urgent priority cases of the last 2 years. I'm almost desperate to find them. I made their names a hyper-link to their Sports Writers profiles, for your convenience.

                Frank Bradshaw Hutchinson-------Born February 21, 1883 in Chicago, IL; Worked in Chicago, IL. Died: unknown; Was alive as of 1942.

                Joseph James Greene Estoclet-----Born September 24, 1868 in Dublin, Ireland; Worked in Philadelphia, PA. Died: unknown; Was alive as of December 20, 1913, but died by January 15, 1920..

                George Elisha Firstbrook---------Born June 25, 1875 in Belleville, NJ; Died: unknown. Was alive as of January 28, 1925.

                John Francis (Jack) Cremer-------Born December 5, 1881 in Michigan; Worked in Detroit, MI. Died between January 17, 1920 - April 16, 1930.

                Os W. Brown----------------------Born unknown; Worked in Boston, MA. Still alive by 1909. Died: unknown; Was alive as of 1909. Moved to NYC January 9, 1909.

                Jay G. Thatcher---------Born unknown; Worked Philadelphia around 1910; Died unknown. Was alive as of 1910.

                Charles Edward Parker - Born September 9, 1886, Westminster, MA; Still alive as of April 27, 1942. Never found his death date.

                John R. Thomson - born unknown, died unknown; was sports editor of Kansas City Kansan, March 5, 1945 - December 21, 1962.

                John Hayes - born unknown, died unknown; Philadelphia Daily News sports writer, presumably in the 1950's.

                I am desperate to find any of the above exact dates of death. Such as an obituary which identifies them as having been a sports writer or newspaperman.
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-25-2014, 06:46 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChiSox1917
                  As a Penn State student, I have free access to damn near any article ever published..searched "(guy's name)" + "obituary" through every database. nothing coming up man, good luck.
                  Ha ha ha! Now you know what I'm up against. I use ancestry.com, Proquest newspaper databases, New York Times' Book of Obituaries, 1851-1969 (book), google, Latter-Day Saints genealogical database, baseball guides, both online and off, wikipedia, Find-A-Grave, World Vital Records, Rootsweb.com.

                  I also call up colleges, cemeteries for their engraved gravestones, churches (baptismal records), Brooklyn Eagle online newspaper. I also call up sports writers on the phone. I also contact many libraries and use their 'Ask a Librarian' feature, and also make requests of reference librarians. They are my heroes. Most help me. I sometimes must pay a small fee.

                  I will go to whatever lengths to discover my information. My sports writers' readers deserve no less. I will be relentless!

                  Seeking Dates of Birth:
                  Code:
                  --------------------------------Born-Died-------Died
                  
                  John Hadley Doyle-----------Nov.1861-1946	Sept.12--Wash/Boston sports writer
                  James M. (Doc) Fletcher-----Nov.1861-1941	Jan. 8---Phil. sports writer
                  Frank S. Cooke-------------Sept.1866-1945	Apr.25---Detroit sports writer
                  Edward Wallace Smith---------My.1869-1936	Feb.23---Chicago sports editor/became boxing/wrestling referee
                  James Ripley (Jim) Price	1870-1929	Jan.29---Baltimore/NY sports writer/Red Sox secretary
                  Julius Edgar(J. Ed)Grillo---Jul.1873-1920	My.27----Cinc/Wash DC sports editor
                  William Wrothe Aulick-------Jan.1873-1913	Dec.25---Wash/NY sports writer
                  James E. (Jim) O'Phelan-----Feb.1885-1933	Sept.3---St. Paul sports writer
                  Thomas J. Lynch-------------Dec.1855-1924	Feb.27---NL umpire/NL President
                  George Leonard Moreland	   Sept.1863-1936	March 5, 1936, NYC
                  John B. McCormick	    Apr.1850-1903	Sep.4
                  John Dunbar Pringle	    Jun.1853-1922	Jan.29
                  James C. (Big Jim) Kennedy  Apr.1864-1904	Apr.20
                  James (Jim) Jerpe           Mar.1917-Jan.16
                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-25-2014, 06:47 AM.

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                  • #10
                    ------------------------------------------------------------------Still Searching for Dates of Birth or Death

                    Charles Edward Parker

                    Born: September 9, 1886, Westminster, MA
                    Died: ? Still alive as of April 27, 1942. He had died by June 10, 1957.

                    Boston / New York sports writer;
                    Saugus, MA, 13-year old, living with family, (June 16, 1900 census)
                    Graduated Saugus HS, MA, in 1907, Mt. Hermon academy, 1909, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), 1913,
                    Boston Post, 1913 - 1917, started on city staff, quickly moved on to sports staff, 1914 - 1917,
                    Seved w/ 76th Div. & 5th division in WWI, w/ rank of captain, 1917 - 1919.
                    Boston American, 1919 - 1922
                    Jamesville, MA, newspaper journalist (January 2, 1920 census)
                    New York Evening Mail, 1923 - 1924
                    New York Morning World, 1924 - 1927
                    New York World-Telegram, 1927 - August 24, 1939
                    Rutherford, NJ newspaper writer, (April 5, 1930 census)

                    Free-lance writer to many periodicals. Associate Director to Leo Casey, Director of Publicity for New York World's Fair. Committee to Celebrate President's Birthday. Infantry Paralysis Foundation. Lived Rutherford, NJ. (April 27, 1942 WWII Draft Registration)

                    Father: William J. Parker, born Hubbardston, MA, September, 1848; Mother: Margaret [Margurate] Smith, born Scotland, February, 1856; Wife: Florence Elyse Trueman, born New York around 1893-1895, still alive as of April 27, 1942. Charles married Elyse November 20, 1918 in Cincinnati, OH; Daughter: Ruth M., born Massachusetts around 1923;


                    Photo/Entry in Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold 'Speed' Johnson, 1933, pp. 501.---------------------------------Charles' July 19, 1920 passport photo.
                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 11-24-2012, 06:21 PM.

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                    • #11
                      John Francis Cremer---AKA Jack Cremer

                      Born: December 5, 1881, Michigan
                      Died: died between January 18, 1922 - April 16, 1930
                      Jack is listed in the January 17, 1920 census as alive, but his wife, Maude R, is listed in the April 16, 1930 census as WD, signifying she was a widow, meaning Jack had died in the interim.

                      Detroit sports / political writer;
                      Muskegon, MI machinist, (June 2, 1900 census)
                      Detroit Journal, reporter, (April 20, 1910 census)
                      Detroit advertiser for advertising co., (January 17, 1920 census)
                      Detroit Journal, sports editor / political writer, October 20, 1909? - November 4, 1911
                      Began his newspaper work around 1895.
                      Marquette Chronicle, editor - November 4, 1911 - ?
                      Publicity writer for Detroit store, September, 1918, (September 12, 1918, WWI Civilian Draft Registration.)

                      Father: William, born Canada; Mother: Margaret A. (Maggie) Harmawag, born MI, October, 1861; Wife: Maude Rosalie Ashley, born 1883, Irish Canada; Jack married Maude September 26, 1906 in Muskegon, MI; Son: Jack A., born around 1912, Michigan; Daughter: Carol, born around 1915, Michigan;

                      ------------------------------------------------------------------appeared in 1910 book.
                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-15-2013, 11:08 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Os W. Brown
                        (Oscar Weitzel Brown, Jan 1, 1876; Son Allan S. Brown, traveling salesman, WWI Civilian Draft Registration?)

                        Born:
                        Died:

                        Boston Traveler, sports writer, 1908
                        Moved to New York City, January 9, 1909

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                        • #13
                          Jay G. Thatcher

                          Born:
                          Died:

                          Philadelphia sports writer;
                          Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, sports writer, 1910

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                          • #14
                            George Elisha Firstbrook

                            Born: June 25, 1875, Belleville, New Jersey
                            Died: Still alive as of April 4, 1940, died by 1957.

                            New Jersey / Connecticutt sports writer;
                            Lived Randolf, NJ (June 9, 1880 census)
                            Plainfield, NJ, Steel/iron salesman, (June 4, 1900 census)
                            Plainfield, NJ newspaper reporter, (Arpil 30, 1910 census)
                            Rye, NY, newspaper telegraph editor (January 21, 1920 census), (lived in Port Chester, Westchester County, NY)
                            St. Petersburg, FL, newspaper reporter, (April 4, 1940 census)
                            The Farmer
                            Lived in Plainfield, NJ in 1895 (NJ state census)
                            New York sports writer, 1910
                            Stamford Advocate editor, (Stamford, CT), (September 12, 1918, WWI Civilian Draft Registration)(although he worked for the Stamford Advocate, he lived in Westchester, NY.)
                            Lived in Plainfield, NJ (Union County) on April 5, 1935.
                            Bridgeport Times (Bridgeport, CT), July 7, 1922? - September 11, 1924? (had left the Bridgeport Times by January 13, 1925.)
                            Hartford Post (Conn.), sports editor, October 6, 1922
                            Bridgeport baseball team (Conn.), secretary, January 13, 1925
                            Lived Meriden, CT, January 28, 1925

                            Father: George, born in England, January, 1843; Mother: Mary E. Collins, born in New Jersey, April 1850; They married August 11, 1874 in Newark, NJ; Brother: Frederick H., born New Jersey, May 26, 1878; Sister: Mabel E, born New Jersey, December, 1880; Brother: Bert C., born New Jersey, October, 1882; Brother: William James, born Plainfield, New Jersey, August 14, 1886; Brother: Walter Irving, born Plainfield, New Jersey, September 26, 1888; Brother: Clinton Fisk, born Plainfield, New Jersey, June 3, 1891; Brother: Howard C. , born Plainfield, New Jersey, December 10, 1892.

                            First Wife: Margaret (Elizabeth) M. Page: born Pennsylvania, August, 1875; George/Margaret M. Page married February 19, 1896, in Plainfield, NJ; Son: George H., born New Jerssey, January 10, 1898, died December, 1966, Dunellen, NJ.
                            Second Wife: Mabel Effie Cole, born New Jersey, 1886; Daughter: Esther, born New Jersey around 1914; Daughter: Thelma, born New Jersey, 1916. They were married by September 12, 1918.
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-15-2013, 11:43 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Frank Bradshaw Hutchinson, Jr.

                              Born: February 21, 1883, Chicago, IL
                              Died: Still Alive as of April 27, 1942

                              Chicago sports writer;
                              Chicago Associated Press, editor, (April 19, 1910 census)
                              Chicago manager of motor company, (January 8, 1920 census)
                              Manager in Chicago advertising agency, (April 2, 1930 census); was listed under Hutchins in error.
                              Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, 1905, (Ph.B. Advanced Management)
                              Chicago Inter-Ocean, sports writer, 1901 - 1904
                              Chicago Associated Press, sporting editor, 1904 - November 6, 1010
                              Went into advertising business around November 6, 1910.
                              Chicago correspondent to Sporting Life, April, 1910 - March, 1911.
                              Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co., manager, (Springfield, OH), 1913
                              Pittsburgh Manager for Iron City Motors Company, (September 12, 1918, WWI Civilian Draft Registration)
                              National Bowlers' Journal Incorporated, Chicago, IL. Lived in Chicago, IL. (April 27, 1942 WWII Draft Registration)

                              Father: Frank Bradshaw Hutchinson, Sr., born Chicago, IL, August 3, 1849, died February 24, 1920 in Chicago, IL; Mother: Kitty Mattea Wells, born Illinois in December, 1851; Frank and Kitty were married in 1869;
                              Wife: Loretta Toner, born Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 1, 1884, died November, 1964. Her father Charles Toner of Kenosha, WI, born New York, April, 1836; her mother, Ellen, born Wisconsin, July, 1845; Loretta and Frank were married December 4, 1907, in Kenosha, Wis. They were both graduates of the University of Chicago, and had met while in college.
                              Son: Frank Bradshaw Hutchinson, III: born April 26, 1912 in Kenosha, WI & died January 12, 2004, in LaGrange Park, IL; Son Frank III married Eleanor Tarr Hoadley in July, 1940; Eleanor Hoadley was born September 19, 1916 and died January 12, 1999 in La Grange Park (Cook County), IL; father of Howard Hoadley Hutchingon, born October 20, 1942; Howard was the father of Linda Jane Strane, who was born May 31, 1942 and Langdon Strane, who was born in 1975.

                              Mr. Hutchinson met his wife, Loretta Toner while they both attended the University of Chicago. They both graduated and married December 4, 1907 in Kenosha, Wis., and lived in Chicago, IL. Loretta received her Ph. Bachelors in 1906 from the University of Chicago. Frank received his Ph. Bachelors Degree in 1905 in Advertising.

                              Mr. Hutchinson lived in Chicago, IL as of 1942.
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                              His Son.

                              Frank Bradshaw Hutchinson, III

                              Born: April 26, 1912, Kenosha, WI
                              Died: January 12, 2004, La Grange Park, IL

                              Illinois investment consultant;
                              Attended University of Chicago,
                              Weeden & Co.
                              Own business, 1957 -
                              President of Municipal Bond Club of Chicago, 1968 -
                              President of Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co., (LaSalle Street investment firm)

                              Wife: Eleanor Tarr Hoadley, born September 19, 1916, died January 12, 1999, La Grange Park, IL; Son: Howard H.; Son: Arthur George;

                              He was a division manger in a public campaign drive of 500 citizens of River Forest, IL to raise funds to build a new Oak Park Y.M.C.A. on April 23, 1950. On December 23, 1951, he was a co-chairman, along with attorney Charles L. Michod, Jr., to raise funds for a 1952 Chicago Heart association fund drive in River Forest, a town in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.

                              By the late 1950's, Mr. Hutchinson, a resident of River Forest, IL, had become involved in local civic issues. He became a member of the zoning and housing panel. He also became a church deacon in the First Congregational Church of Oak Park, located at Lake St. and Kenilworth Ave. He became a member of a church committee doing research on housing trends.

                              Oak Park and River Forest had a resident named Frank B. Hutchinson. He was a member of the First Congregational Church. He was elected their Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He lived in River Forest, IL, on 547 Keystone Avenue. He was listed in newspapers as late as January 7, 1970, in Oak Leaves - Forest Leaves, which served Oak Park and Forest River, IL.
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-31-2013, 01:42 PM.

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