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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
 member for 7 years, 7 months
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Bio Photo 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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 • 523 Memorials Added
 • 428 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 446 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 23 Virtual Flowers
 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 130 Famous Bios
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Cager Cemetery (4)
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Messages left for Mel Bashore (52)[Leave Message]
J Spencer

Thanks for sharing these pages with me. You have done a truly outstanding job documenting football history. These Men will never be forgotten.
Added by J Spencer on Sep 04, 2014 9:09 PM
J Spencer
Pigskin Cemetery.
Really enjoyed looking through this Mel. I added some of your pages to my Gridiron Cemetery. I have over 800 pages now.
Added by J Spencer on Aug 31, 2014 2:02 PM
J Spencer
William Charles "Hap" Barnard
Hi Mel,

Duplicate photos on the page you made for him.

Added by J Spencer on Aug 30, 2014 5:44 PM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
John/Katryn Hay
Is Ogden their last known address or where they actually died?
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Aug 13, 2014 7:19 PM
Susan Matthews
RE: David Swartzbaugh
You're welcome. Sorry to hear that. Best Wishes,
Added by Susan Matthews on Jun 13, 2014 9:24 AM
Heckman's at Chapel Hill
Hi! Photos posted for Harry & Mae Heckman

Also there:
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.
Added by Marilyn Hagie on Oct 24, 2013 10:16 AM
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
Added by reiblylahm on Aug 19, 2013 8:06 AM
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.

Added by Alan Steinfeld on Aug 05, 2013 7:32 AM
Alan Steinfeld
John Gaston Peacock
Hi Mel,
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.


Added by Alan Steinfeld on Aug 04, 2013 8:11 PM
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