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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo I am a long-time collector of vintage sports autographs, letters, and paper documents. 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. I also maintain websites devoted to remembering drag racers and land speed racers who lost their lives while racing. Professionally I am a retired librarian/historian/curator living in Utah.
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Butch Hamel
Thank you Mr. Bashore for your kindness The Nephews nieces and sister of Leon "Butch" Hamel
Added by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2016 11:19 PM
Larry Head
RE: Sponsored Page
Hi - when I came across the Covina Argus newspaper article about how David and his brother-in-law (your great(?) grandfather), Perry C. Bashore had a "scientific experiment" (weight loss bet) going on, I had to add it to David's Find a Grave memorial. Thought it was an appropriate tie-in to the photo you'd posted and described as one taken by Perry Bashore following their 30-day fast. By the way I'm a great-great-grandson of Katie Overholtzer-Lewellen-Bashore through her daughter Elsie Lewellen-Perry; believe you and I have corresponded once or twice in the past 20-years or so. My Mom is Connie Timmons-Head. Take care.
Added by Larry Head on Aug 16, 2016 7:26 PM
Ferdie Schupp
Article in today's NY Times on him.
Added by pjt on Oct 12, 2015 1:49 PM
Robert Mitchell
Michael Bashore

During your research of Michael Bashore, Did you ever run across any connection between a Robison/Robinson family in relation to the Bashore family?

Both are Pennsylvania families. I've come across a Bond (1868) in Miami Co, Ohio with Michael as the executor of the Estate of William Robison. The Robison families I'm trying to untangle and was curious of this Michael Bashore.

You can reach me at mitchell7953 (at)

Robert Mitchell
Added by Robert Mitchell on Sep 30, 2015 1:49 AM
Nancy Borchert
daughter of Mary Alice Matthews
Nancy Elizabeth (ne Matthews) Borchert
Added by Nancy Borchert on Jan 18, 2015 3:35 PM
Leo J. Offerman
RE: Gertrude Lee
Your welcome, glad to help !!!
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Nov 30, 2014 8:06 PM
Evelyn Day
Ragna Almenning Brunsvik
Hi Mel,
I am Ragna Almenning Brunsvik's granddaughter and would be glad to manage this memorial for you, if you wouldn't mind and have no problems with that. I don't remember what you need to transfer management to me, but let me know if there is anything I need to do to assist in a transition, if that is what you decide.
Thank you
Evelyn Mathews Day
Added by Evelyn Day on Nov 30, 2014 10:55 AM
laurie hall
picture of Jennie Hall

to Mel Bashor,
I am the daughter in law of Jennie Nelson
Hall. I feel sure the picture you have posted
for Jennie is not her. I have many pictures of
her. None that look like that.
Laurie Hall
Added by laurie hall on Nov 15, 2014 3:43 PM
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
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