Glenn Ellsworth 'Gluke' Warne


Gluke Warne

Date of Birth: February 1, 1898

Date of Death: September 27, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois (52 years old)


Glenn E. Warne is buried in Hammond, Indiana.

Did you know?

There was a back named "Warren", who supposedly played for the Hammond Pros in

1920,  for whom no one even has a first name. He is also listed in both Treat and

the NFL reference books just as "Warren".

There are several references on various Hammond teams, starting with Hammond

High School in 1917, on up through 1927 for various semi-pro teams, for a back

named "Warne", which is very similar to "Warren"Warne was the captain in

1917 and went into the U.S. Army.  There were several football references to him

through the 1920's. Unfortunately, the only references to his first name was by

using his nickname, "Gluke".

There were only a couple "Warnes" from that time frame in Hammond, and one

of them was named Glenn. The only reference after 1927 for either "Gluke Warne"

or "Glenn Warne" was an ad in a 1934 Hammond paper, advertising live music

at Gluke Warne's Bar.  The 1940 census lists Glenn Warne's occupation as

Tavern Proprietor.

Considering that this guy definitely played football in Hammond in that time

period, and since no one has the slightest bit of information on 'Warren', this

has to be the guy.



1920 Hammond Pros (APFA)














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