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William George Knecht

 

Billy Knecht

Date of Birth: January 24, 1903, in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky

Date of Death: December 9, 1934, Lima, Ohio (31 years old)

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Did you know?

Billy Knecht had driven his mother, Mrs. Pauline Knecht, and his sister,

Miss Mathilda Knecht, to Fort Wayne, where Mrs. Knecht remained with

relatives. While driving back to Newport with his sister he complained of

feeling ill.  He asked his sister to drive the car. A short time later he collapsed.

His sister drove to the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio  where he was

pronounced dead.

 

Teams:

1925 Dayton Triangles (NFL)

College:

Xavier (OH) University