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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 1 day
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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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 • 531 Memorials Added
 • 438 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 446 Photos
 • 4 Photo Requests
 • 23 Virtual Flowers
 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 130 Famous Bios
 • 17 Fame Ratings
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Baseball Cemetery (119)
Cager Cemetery (4)
Karen's family (7)
Mel's family (97)
Pigskin Cemetery (114)
Racer Cemetery (44)
Messages left for Mel Bashore (55)[Leave Message]
Jo Ann
RE: Mike Trent
You are welcome. Yes, I saw that he had lost his life in a race. It is sad, I lost my 19 year old son in 1991 due to a motorcycle wreck.
Added by Jo Ann on Oct 27, 2014 4:24 PM
Maggie Cook
Joe Domnanovich
Thank you for having the page about Joe up. He is actually my great uncle and I was wondering some things about him, and I didn't really trust wikipedia.
Added by Maggie Cook on Oct 18, 2014 8:49 PM
Landis in Hawker
Made corrections and addition. would you like these two transferred to you??
Added by RWM on Oct 13, 2014 6:47 AM
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
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