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Gordon Lewis Wallace

 

Gordon Wallace

Date of Birth: August 6, 1899

Date of Death: July 9, 1931, in Rochester, New York (31 years old)

Source:

Olean (NY) Evening Herald - Published 07/09/31

Did you know?

Gordon Wallace was a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School at the time

of his death.

Died of injuries suffered on July 1, 1931 when a tire exploded next to him.

He attempted to inflate a tire tube which was defective and exploded.  At the

time, it seemed to be only a scratch on his throat.  The valve punctured his windpipe

He was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital and had an immediate operation.  He was

unable to breath on his own and died.

 

Teams:

1923 Rochester Jeffersons (NFL)

1924 Rochester Jeffersons (NFL)

College:

University of Rochester