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Charles Jacob Hollocher (1896 - 1940)

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Charles Jacob Hollocher
Born in 4441 Rutgers Street, St. Louis, Missourimap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of Americamap
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Oak Hill Cemetery Kirkwood St. Louis County Missouri, USAmap
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Biography

Charles Jacob Hollocher Birth: Jun. 11, 1896 Death: Jul. 14, 1940 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA

Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Frank Russo Record added: May 21, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7472260


Major League Baseball Player. When healthy, he was very much a topflight shortstop who even took part in two triple plays and twice led the National League in fielding average; however, he was always snake bitten when it came to injuries, so much so that many people thought he was a hypochondriac. Joining the crack Wabada Amateur Team under the tutelage of John B. Sheridan, he then moved on to Muscatine and Keokuk of the Central Association. He was then drafted by Portland of the Pacific Coast League who sent him to their affiliate at Rock Island of the Three-I League for seasoning. It was then that he was drafted out by the Chicago Cubs. A right-handed thrower and left-handed batter, he was a very good hitter who rarely struck out. As a rookie in 1918, he smacked out 161 hits to lead the National League, helping the Cubs reach the World Series where they lost to the Boston Red Sox. His .340 average in 1922 was the highest mark for a shortstop since Honus Wagner's batted .354 in 1908. Because of injuries, real and imagined, he never fulfilled his promise. The Cubs team Captain, he actually quit the team several times, one time seeking advice from a doctor over a stomach ailment that had been giving him problems for several years. After he retired from baseball, he took time off, spending it mostly golfing. He eventually opened up a Tavern in St. Louis, became an investigator for the St. Louis County attorney and worked as a watchman for a drive-in theater. He even returned to baseball in 1931 as a scout for the Cubs. On August 14th, 1940, he was found dead on the side of the road, lying near his car on a highway in Frontenac, Missouri. He had shot himself in the neck with a shotgun, which he had just purchased from a mail-order store. Left on the dashboard of the car was a suicide note that said, "Call Mrs. Ruth Hollocher." He was only 44 years old. Over the course of his major league career he accrued a lifetime batting average of .304 in 2936 career at bats with 14 home runs and 241 RBI. (bio by: Frank Russo)


Monday, September 9, 1918 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday the 8th was a travel day. The teams didn't arrive in Boston until the next day, shortly before the start of Game 4 that same day. The Cubs tied it in the eighth, ending Ruth's World Series scoreless inning streak of [7] on hits by Charlie Hollocher and Les Mann; but the Red Sox won it in the home half of the inning on a passed ball by Killefer and a wild throw by relief pitcher Phil Douglas, scoring Schang for a 3–2 victory and a 3–1 series lead. Starting pitcher Babe Ruth batted sixth for the Red Sox in Game 4. He remains the only starting pitcher in World Series history to bat other than ninth in the batting order.


Family Members Father - Jacob L. Hollocher 1865-1946 Mother - Anna M. Schreiner 1868-1946 Brother - Leslie C. Hollocher 1904- Brother - Robert A. Hollocher 1905- Wife - Jane E. Gray 1901-1954


Life Story Birth - 1896 4441 Rutgers Street, St. Louis, Job: A Baseball Player For The Chicago Cubs Resid Event - 1918 North Shore Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Marriage - 1919 Wife - Jane E. Gray 1901-1954 Newspaper Article - 1924 Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois Residence: 1930 Manchester Road near Grupp Road, Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri Job: Unemployed 1930 Divorced - 1930 Wife - Jane E. Gray 1901-1954 Death - 1940 Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri-- Newspaper Article - 1940 Helena Independent Newspaper, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana-- Newspaper Article - 1940 Stevens Point Daily Jounal, Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin-- Burial 1940 Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri ---- Charles J Hollocher, "United States Census, 1930" Name: Charles J Hollocher Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Central, St. Louis, Missouri, United States District: 0087 Gender: Male Age: 33 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Birth Year (Estimated): 1897 Birthplace: Missouri Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Sheet Number and Letter: 10B Household ID: 232 Line Number: 98 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T626 Affiliate Film Number: 1226 GS Film number: 2340961 Digital Folder Number: 004660818 Image Number: 00342 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Charles J Hollocher M 33 Missouri Wife Jeane E Hollocher F 29 Missouri Daughter Jean An Hollocher F 7 Missouri Sources Citing this Record - "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHJM-Q1K : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Charles J Hollocher, Central, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0087, sheet , family 232, NARA microfilm publication, ---- Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, "United States Census, 1920" Name: Charles J Hollocher Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1920 Event Place: St Louis Ward 25, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States District: 495 Gender: Male Age: 23 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): White Can Read: Yes Can Write: Yes Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Own or Rent: Birth Year (Estimated): 1897 Birthplace: Missouri Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Sheet Number and Letter: 4B Household ID: 101 Line Number: 100 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T625 GS Film number: 1820961 Digital Folder Number: 004313229 Image Number: 00014 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Jacob L Hollocher M 54 Missouri Wife Anna M Hollocher F 48 Missouri Son Robert A Hollocher M 15 Missouri Son Charles J Hollocher M 23 Missouri Daughter-in-law Jane E Hollocher F 19 Missouri Sources

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"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M88W-YQJ : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, St Louis Ward 25, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing sheet , family 101, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820961. ---- Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, "United States Census, 1910" Name: Charles J Hollocher Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1910 Event Place: St Louis Ward 23, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States District: 354 Gender: Male Age: 13 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1897 Birthplace: Missouri Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Sheet Number and Letter: 12A Household ID: 249 Line Number: Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 GS Film number: 1374834 Digital Folder Number: 004330768 Image Number: 01011 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Jacob L Hollocher M 45 Missouri Wife Annie M Hollocher F 40 Missouri Son Charles J Hollocher M 13 Missouri Son Milton L Hollocher M 10 Missouri Son Robert A Hollocher M 6 Missouri Sources

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"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M21Y-ZRX : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, St Louis Ward 23, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing sheet , family 249, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374834.Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, "United States Census, 1910" Name: Charles J Hollocher Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1910 Event Place: St Louis Ward 23, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States District: 354 Gender: Male Age: 13 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1897 Birthplace: Missouri Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Sheet Number and Letter: 12A Household ID: 249 Line Number: Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 GS Film number: 1374834 Digital Folder Number: 004330768 Image Number: 01011 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Jacob L Hollocher M 45 Missouri Wife Annie M Hollocher F 40 Missouri Son Charles J Hollocher M 13 Missouri Son Milton L Hollocher M 10 Missouri Son Robert A Hollocher M 6 Missouri Sources

Attach to Family Tree Add to My Source Box Go to My Source Box Share Explore viewing options Search collection About this collection Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M21Y-ZRX : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, St Louis Ward 23, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing sheet , family 249, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374834.

Sources


Charles J Hollocher, "United States Census, 1930", link: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHJM-Q1K


Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, "United States Census, 1920", link: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M88W-YQJ


Charles J Hollocher in household of Jacob L Hollocher, "United States Census, 1910", link: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M21Y-ZRX



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