Date of Birth: December 15, 1895, in Illinois
Date of Death: September 9, 1924, in Marion, Illinois (28 years old)
Edwardsville Intelligencer - Published 09/10/24
Sidney Gepford was buried on September 12, 1924, in Harristown Cemetery, Harristown, Illinos
Did you know?
He committed suicide on September 9, 1924 killing himself with a starter's pistol at his
home in Marion, Illinois. He had recently started a job as athletic director of Marion
Township High School.
*He is the second professional football player to have died since the beginning of the
league in 1920. Leland Douglas 'Dago' La Ross was the first player to died. He accidentally
fell of a building and died on June 6, 1923.
1920 Decatur Staleys (APFA)
Millikin University, Bethany College (WV)