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Boyle's Black Devils

Chicago, IL

1927

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributor:    Beth Rasmussen    (bethras@cox.net)    23 October 2005

 

"My father-in-law William "Bill" Rasmussen played football when he was young
for a team in Chicago called "Boyles Black Devils". The organizer of the
group was John Boyle who later became a Judge in the Chicago circuit court.
I am sending a picture of the team when some of the Rasmussens played on it.
I hope you can use it somehow. Included in the picture is Pete Spoo, Arnold
Rasmussen, Bill Rasmussen, and Elmer Rasmussen. John Boyle is wearing a
hat in the back."

 

1st row
Dave Jones - LT
William(Bill) Rasmussen- RE
John Johnson- Q-(capt)
Edward Disch-C
Raymond Johnson - RH
William Colas-RT

2nd row:
Henry Brede-RG
Steven Pickett-LG
Francis Thomas-RE
Arnold Rasmussen-Q
Arthur May-LH
Elmer Rasmussen-Q
Walter Kominski-F
Harry Tennisin-RT and G

3rd row:
Benjamin Schmareck-Rg
Michael Sullivan-C
Harold Miser(I think-hard to read) RT
Harold Leddin-LE
Peter Spoo-F
William Cody-LE
Ray Blank-LG
Clarence Zulpher-Lg

4th row:
George Haonover-LE
Joseph Jenoffe-RH
John S Boyle-Coach and manager
William Masterson-RE
Leonard Shaw-LE
 



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