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Pike County Baseball team 12 Oct 1947

Front Row L to R: Ed Frazier, Victor Dixon, Mac Dixon, ? Childers, Lloyd Beekman, ? Childers, Lloyd Stulley

Back Row L to R: ? Ward, E. Leeth, Lucian Arnett, Bob Radiger, E. Murray, E. Leeth, Richmond Arnett

Not pictured: B. Carson

Picture courtesy of Betty Gildow
Born Charles Watkin known as Charles Watkin Starr was born in Pike Co. 30 August 1978.  Began his baseball career with the St. Louis Browns 29 April 1905 and played mostly as a second baseman. Played for the Pittsburg Pirates in 1908, Boston Doves in 1909 and the Philadelphia Phillies also in 1909 his last game played was 19 August 1909.  He also played as a shortstop and 3rd baseman.  Charlie played in 110 games and batted 375 times with a career batting average of 211 and scored 20 runs.  He batted left handed and throwed right handed.  He died at the age of 59 in Pasadena, CA 18 Oct 1937 and was cremated.

Charles Watkins was born Nov 1877 in Newton twp., Pike Co., Ohio, the son of Charles & Lydia "Lizie" Rodgers Watkins.   They are enumerated in the 1880 census. information by Elaine Nichols-Tipton

BASEBALL PLAYER CLAIMED BY DEATH

Wiley Dunham, Former Pike Resident Dies At Home of Sister In Cleveland

    Pike County relatives of Wiley Dunham, aged 60, one of Pike County's Claims to baseball greatness forty years ago, received word that he had died at the home of a sister, Miss Emma Dunham, of Cleveland, after a four days' illness from pneumonia.

    The deceased was a son of Mal and Eliza Dunham, pioneer resident of Piketon.  He is survived by his wife and a son, William Dunham, of Columbus and four sisters: Emma Dunham, of Cleveland; Mabel and Louise Dunham, of Columbus and Verne Dunham, of Lima.

    He was born and grew to manhood in Piketon, where he first played baseball.  He developed and his fame as a baseball player spread until a scout from the St. Louis baseball club came to Piketon and he was signed as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.  He made good and remained with that club for several years.  He later pitched  for the Cincinnati Reds, in the National league and Milwaukee and Columbus in the American Association

    Funeral services are being held in the Piketon M. E. Church today at 1:30 o'clock with interment in the Mound Cemetery.

 18 Jan 1934 Waverly Watchman

Notes: born 30 Jan 1877, Henry Houston Dunham 6'1" 180 lb, was a relief pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals from 24 May-21 June 1902.  Pitched 7 games for a total of 38 innings, had two wins and 3 loss, 15 strike outs and earned run average of 5.68 to his credits.

There is no marker for Henry in Mound Cemetery.

His last occupation was  a salesman for Sun Life of Canada.

 
Waverly Baseball Team
Waverly 1937 High School Football Team
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Waverly 1938 Football Team

#23 is Branson Treber

Waverly High School 1917 Girls Basketball team

Left to Right back row: Sarah Hutt, Dorothy Dougherty, Mrs. Metzger, coach; Dorothy Cameron, Helen Eylar
Lower row: Georgiamay Hauger, Orie Sauters, Elizabeth Beoddy, Inez Slavers, Leona Helman
Waverly High School Girls Basketball team in 1937
Waverly High School 1938 Girls basket ball Team
Piketon Girls Basketball Team in 1917
Left to Right: Norma Black, Kathryn Graham, Eva Keister, Anna Shy, Florence Vulgamore, and Edith Freeman

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