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From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Webb City awarded the 1931 Big 8 championship – 90 years ago!

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

Webb City’s had a lot of glory days on the football field in the current era. We, of course, appreciate earlier glory days as well. Here is a more thorough description of the players in the team photo above.

Front row: J. E. Wommack, Sr. End (29, 30, 31); John “Jonnie” Lofton, Sr. End (29, 30, 31); Pearl Green, Jr. Halfback (29, 30, 31, 32); Jack “Potty” Hamilton, Sr. Tackle (29, 30, 31); Louis “Louie” Kirby, Sr. Fullback (28, 29, 30, 31); Kenneth “Dashing” Kneeland, Sr. Halfback (transfer from Carterville 31); Elmo “Speedy” Webb, Sr. Guard (29, 30, 31); Robert “Bob” Kungle, Sr. Tackle (all S.W. Mo team 30 & 31, Captain all S.W. Mo team 31) (29, 30, 31); Emmett “Mutt” Hughes, Sr. Center (29, 30, 31); Willis Sweetland, Sr. Guard (28, 29, 30, 31).

Middle row: Gordon Gray, Soph.; Carroll “Casey” Gregory, Jr. Fullback (30, 31, 32); Willard G. “Woody” Mahurin, Jr. End (30, 31, 32); Frank Albert “Frenchie” Martin, Soph. Tackle (31, 32, 33); Max Johnson, Soph.; Orville Marsh, Soph. Guard (all S. W. Mo. 32 & 33) (31, 32, 33); Colby “Bud” Bradshaw, Sr. Tackle (31); Virgil “Dink” Huckaby, Jr. Quarterback (31, 32); William A. “Bill” Byers, Jr. Fullback, Halfback (30, 31, 32); Paul Packer, Sr. (31); Bill Stone, Jr. End, Tackle (all Big 8 Tackle 32) (30, 31, 32); William “Bill” Sellinger, Soph. Center (All S. W. Mo. 32 & 33) (30, 31, 32, 33); Bud Roundtree, Jr. Halfback (31, 32); George “Beefey” Botticher, Sr. Guard (31); Paschall Andy “Pat” Tarrant, Jr. Guard (29, 30, 31, 32).

Back row: Sam Battalia, Soph. Quarterback (33); Jene M. Julian, Soph. Guard (30, 31, 32, 33); Raymond Turner, John “Stance” Gayhart, Jr. Quarterback (30, 31, 32); Harry “Bish” Bishop, Sr. (31); T. H. Tarrant, Sr. (30, 31); Glenn Edward Crutcher, Jr. Guard (31, 32); Charles Cummings, Coach; Charles Henry Wilhite, Soph. End (All Big 8, 33)

(Captain 33) (30, 31, 32, 33); Howard Bradbury, Sr.; Howard Donnell, Jr.; Roland “Notre” Davis, Jr. Halfback (31, 32); Kirk “Kirkie” McKnight, Sr. (31); James Miller, Jr. (31); Kenneth Weaver, Soph. (31).

 

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Geadalogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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