Ilion, NY

Town of German Flatts

Herkimer County, NY

1909 Library Bureau Baseball Team
Back Row: unknown, Leon Atwell Pethick, unknown, unknown, unknown
Front Row: unknown, unknown, Dennis J. McLaughlin, Leo Kennedy

This is a photo of the 1909 Library Bureau Baseball Team.

Unfortunately, the only two members that I can identify are the two at the far right of the first row. The person seated on the far right is Leo Kennedy, who was my Dad's best man in his wedding, and to his right (left as we look on) is my Dad, Dennis J. McLaughlin.

Identification of the other men by site visitors would be most appreciated.

Paul McLaughlin

UPDATE 6/14/06: Site visitor Lynne Secrest sent in the following:

Back row standing 2nd from left is my grandfather, Leon Pethick.

Biographical Notes: Leon Atwell Pethick, b 15 Oct 1889 in Binghamton, Broome, NY, son of Judson A Pethick and Cora Belle Atwell, and grandson of John A Pethick (emigrated from Bude, Cornwall, England) and Mary Skinner, married Lena Inez Barton 15 Mar 1912, Sanitaria Springs, Broome, NY, died 23 Nov 1974 Johnson City, Broome, NY from a heart attack. He had two daughters. They lived in Windsor, Broome, NY. I used to go to the baseball field near their house. I think he attended most of the games played there. I knew he had played semi-pro and may have even had an invite to the pros. He later became a deputy sherrif and also worked for Krohler's (?).

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