McNeill Baseball Team c.1914-1917

McNeill Team
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Can you help identify the team members in this photograph?

Submitted by Deborah Shepherd

This photograph was given to Deborah Shepherd by her grandfather William McClellan George who is the small boy in the center front. He remembers the names of the team members to be:

    Men, left to right,
  1. Unknown
  2. Unknown
  3. Unknown
  4. John Wilson GEORGE
  5. Leo CAMERON
  6. Roy ORNDOFF
  7. Possibly - Tom KEMP


  8. Older boy - Unknown
  9. William McClellan GEORGE

John Wilson GEORGE born 8 September 1884 in West Virginia, died 17 March 1936 in Allegany County, Maryland. He was the husband of Beatrice Flossie SMITH born 17 April 1892, died 1943 Cumberland, Maryland. John was the son of William Oliver GEORGE and Mary Ninevah PAUGH. Beatrice was the daughter of George C. SMITH and Mary Amzella COOK.

William McClellan GEORGE born 1910, Horseshoe Run, West Virginia is the son of John Wilson and Bessie Flossie (Smith) George. He looks to be about 4 to 6 years old and so the date of the photograph is estimated to be around 1914 to 1917.

Leo CAMERON was the husband of Virgie SMITH, sister of Beatrice Flossie (Smith) George. Leo was called "Uncle T" by William McClellan George's family, for reasons unknown. Pehaps Leo had a middle name or first name beginning with "T"?

Deborah has other information on the siblings of Beatrice Smith, born around Flats, Old Fields, etc.

Do you recognize any of the team members? Please share the information with Deborah Shepherd , and her grandfather.

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