Baseball Fans -- Branch Rickey Profile

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I noticed while working on one of my ancestor's profile that Branch Rickey was buried in the same cemetery. I recognized him immediately, as he signed Jackie Robinson to the MLB. I double-checked to see if he had a profile here and there was one was set up from a GEDCOM import in 2010 and had not been touched since that time and only had an SSN listed.

I've added the Notables tag to the profile and the Find A Grave link, as well as the cemetery category, and Baseball Hall of Fame category. I thought I would post here, so if there are any baseball fans out there that would like to help beef up his profile.
WikiTree profile: Branch Rickey
in The Tree House by NJ Penny G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
Well done, NJ!

If I find any useful information, I'll add it to Branch's profile or post a comment about it.

Keep up the good work!!
Thanks much Lindy!

2 Answers

+3 votes
Is this the same man?  He's taking the bar exam in Ohio in 1911?  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/11377705/the_akron_beacon_journal/

This article includes a photo, confirms a law degree, but from the University of Michigan.  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/11377728/the_minneapolis_star/

Here's a full page obit with multiple photos.  https://www.newspapers.com/image/142243478/
by Cathryn Hondros G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
Thanks! The bottom two articles appear to be him. I'm not sure about the first. This is the Wikipedia page for him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_Rickey

He was instrumental in breaking the color barrier in the MLB. He signed both Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. I was surprised when I came across his profile and there wasn't much info on it. Biographies are not my strength and I haven't worked on any notables yet, so I wanted to share with anyone that has a passion for those things.
+1 vote
Nice efforf, thanks! Also I noticed his bio makes no mention about his baseball connections.
by Cynthia Rushing G2G6 Mach 3 (33.0k points)
Thanks ;) I can't take any credit for the info currently on his profile. Another WikiTreer has been adding info. I only added the items I listed in my initial post.

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