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Martin Leo 'Red' O'Neill


Red O'Neill

Date of Birth: July 4, 1898, in New Britain, Connecticut

Date of Death: February 25, 1955, in Griswold, Connecticut (56 years old)


Hartford Courant - Published 02/26/55

He attended Yale Medical School and became a prominent physician in Connecticut

There is an award named after him at the University of Connecticut

His last name is often misspelled as O'Neil.  It should be spelled O'Neill



1926 Hartford Blues (NFL)


University of Connecticut