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1939 - 1930 Pro Football Necrology List

Pro Football Deaths Per Year


Here are the reported deaths of Pro Football players between the years 1930 - 1939.

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Pro Football Deaths Per Year

1939 - 13

1938 - 6

1937 - 11

1936 - 7

1935 - 6

1934 - 5

1933 - 6

1932 - 6

1931 - 6

1930 - 3

 

 

 

 

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Pro Football Deaths 1939

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Bratt, Edwin Lester 'Eddie' 1924 Duluth Eskimos 7/09/1896 04/02/39 42
Carr, Joe 1921 NFL President 10/23/1879 05/20/39 59 HOF
Drury, Lyle L. 'Hoot' 1930 Chicago Bears 07/02/06 08/11/39 33
War Eagle, (David Jones) 1922 Oorang Indians 1866 05/17/39 73
Little Twig (Johnson), Joseph 1922 Oorang Indians 5/12/1897 03/03/39 41
Lone Wolf, Ted (Moses Ward) 1922 Oorang Indians 3/27/1891 06/11/39 48
Lowe, George H. 'Bulger' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 6/21/1895 02/18/39 43
MacDonald, Angus 'Cy' 1921 Washington Senators 8/16/1886 05/22/39 52
Schwarzer, Theodore A. 'Ted' 1926 Buffalo Rangers 10/07/01 05/05/39 37
Snyder, James L. 'Jimmy' 1925 Milwaukee Badgers 03/10/09 06/29/39 30
Stotsbery, Harold 'Hal' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/11/07 11/13/39 32
Thompson, George 1923 Rock Island Independents 9/26/1899 09/19/39 39
Wheeler, V. Lyle 'Cowboy' 1921 Green Bay Packers 2/07/1898 09/20/39 41

Pro Football Deaths 1938

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Gorman, Otho 'Doc' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 7/24/1893 09/22/38 45
Grant, Leonard 1930 New York Giants 01/17/06 08/06/38 32
Jones, Jerry 1920 Decatur Staleys 10/09/1895 05/24/38 42
Litkus, Bernard 'Red' 1921 Washington Senators 3/15/1894 02/12/38 43
Regnier, Pierre 'Pete' 1921 Minneapolis Marines 9/10/1896 11/30/38 42
Sanford, Jim 1924 Duluth Kelleys 12/25/1898 04/07/38 39

Pro Football Deaths 1937

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Buland, Walter 1920 Rock Island Independents 2/07/1892 05/26/37 45
Ducote, Richard J. 'Moon' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 8/28/1897 03/25/37 39
Dunnigan, Merton 1924 Minneapolis Marines 1/04/1894 03/29/37 43
Hogan, Thomas F. 'Tom' 1924 Minneapolis Marines 2/24/1895 04/04/37 42
Miller, Robert 'Poi' 1937 Los Angeles Bulldogs (AFL II) 10/25/13 11/10/37 24
Potter, Charles H. 'Tiny' 1926 Cleveland Panthers (AFL I) 06/16/02 08/25/37 35
Singleton, John 1929 Dayton Triangles 11/27/1896 10/23/37 40
Thompson, William 1925 Milwaukee Badgers 08/12/06 02/15/37 30
Truesdell, Harold 'Hal' 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 12/02/07 02/19/37 29
Voigt (Voight), Walter August 1920 Chicago Tigers 7/02/1895 06/26/37 41
Wilson, Fay 'Mule' 1926 Buffalo Rangers 09/10/01 07/18/37 35

Pro Football Deaths 1936

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Barron, Jim 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 11/10/1890 02/06/36 45
Otte, F. Lowell 1927 Buffalo Bisons 07/20/04 07/20/36 32
Pape, Oran 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 03/10/04 04/30/36 32
Rousch, Franklin 'Tubby' 1922 Toledo Maroons 1/28/1898 05/08/36 38
Scott, Ralph V. 1921 Chicago Staleys 9/26/1894 08/16/36 41
Underwood, John 'Jack' 1924 Duluth Kelleys 12/08/1894 12/31/36 42
Wilson, Percival James 1920 Detroit Heralds 2/20/1890 09/20/36 46

Pro Football Deaths 1935

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Batterson, George 'Dim' 1927 Buffalo Bisons 10/03/1881 12/03/35 54 Coach
Golsen, Gene 1926 Louisville Colonels 07/06/02 11/19/35 33
Kelsch, Christian 'Mose' 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 1/31/1897 07/13/35 38
Skinner, Francis J. 'Frank' 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 4/06/1891 10/18/35 44
Slough, Elmer 1926 Buffalo Rangers 07/19/03 03/16/35 31
Thunder, John Baptiste 1922 Oorang Indians 2/23/1891 12/17/35 44

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Pro Football Deaths 1934

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Crouch, Billy 1921 Washington Senators 11/04/1898 02/23/34 35
Hastings, Charles 'Andy' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 1/24/1893 05/23/34 41
Jansing, Lee Erwin 'Whitey' 1922 Louisville Brecks 12/21/1897 07/21/34 36
Knecht, William George 1925 Dayton Triangles 01/24/03 12/09/34 31
Larson, Louis 1920 Hammond Pros 1900? 06/06/34 34?

Pro Football Deaths 1933

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Bashaw, Mose LaFayette 1920 Hammond Pros 4/15/1889 06/05/33 44
Meyers, Fred H. 'Klinks' 1920 Hammond Pros 8/09/1891 01/20/33 41
Mills, Stanley Alexander 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 7/17/1896 04/13/33 36
Moran, Tom M. 1925 New York Giants 12/10/1899 07/04/33 33
Randels, Horace M. 'Proc' 1926 Kansas City Cowboys 08/05/00 01/17/33 32
Sebo, Sammy 1930 Newark Tornadoes 1906 12/10/33 27

Pro Football Deaths 1932

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Ellor, Albert Wesley 'Bud' 1930 Newark Tornadoes 06/20/05 02/11/32 26
Jackson, Harry 'Pete' 1928 Detroit Wolverines 12/10/03 09/22/32 28
Oliver, Bill 'Country' 1927 New York Yankees 02/16/02 05/01/32 30
Schultz (Shultz), John 'Shebo' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 1906 11/28/32 26
Sillin, Frank 1921 Dayton Triangles 05/15/03 12/29/32 29
Underwood, John 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 03/27/01 12/15/32 31

Pro Football Deaths 1931

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Baur (Bauer), Adelbert C. 'A C' 1923 Racine Legion 01/11/00 01/18/31 31
Kaplan, Samuel 'Sam' 1921 Washington Senators 2/27/1898 08/23/31 33
Kelly, William C. 'Wild Bill' 1927 New York Yankees 06/24/05 11/14/31 26
Kohl, George 'Dutch' 1920 Hammond Pros 9/05/1893 01/28/31 37
Nesser, John 1921 Columbus Panhandles 4/25/1876 07/29/31 55
Wallace, Gordon Lewis 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 8/06/1899 07/09/31 31

Pro Football Deaths 1930

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Holleran, Thomas J. 1920 Akron Pros 6/24/1897 10/21/30 33
King, Richard 'Dick' 1921 Hammond Pros 2/09/1895 10/18/30 35
Samson, Seneca G. 1926 Providence Steam Roller 11/10/1899 04/02/30 30

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