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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
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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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 • 517 Memorials Added
 • 422 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 448 Photos
 • 8 Photo Requests
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 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 130 Famous Bios
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Susan Matthews
RE: David Swartzbaugh
You're welcome. Sorry to hear that. Best Wishes,
Susan
Added by Susan Matthews on Jun 13, 2014 9:24 AM
Ace
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.

Ace

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
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
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.

Alan
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.

Thanks,

Alan
Added by Alan Steinfeld on Aug 04, 2013 8:11 PM
Triste Elliott
Mary Ayers/Ayres
Thanks for updating the maiden names of the two Marys at Pequea Presbyterian!
Added by Triste Elliott on Jul 29, 2013 4:21 PM
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. :)
Added by Erin Froehlich on Mar 22, 2013 7:59 PM
Jeff
Evar Swanson


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
Wallie49
Dr. Brent Bills
I have linked Dr. Bills to his father as you requested. If you would like for me to transfer management to you, I would be happy to do so.
Added by Wallie49 on Dec 28, 2012 7:57 AM
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