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Sidney Gepford

 

Sidney Gepford

Date of Birth: December 15, 1895, in Illinois

Date of Death: September 9, 1924, in Marion, Illinois (28 years old)

Source:

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.

 

Teams:

1920 Decatur Staleys (APFA)

College:

 Millikin University, Bethany College (WV)