Robert Joseph Deweese
November 8, 1915
April 20, 1991
1930-31 Brookston High School - Indiana (High School)
1931-32 Brookston High School - Indiana (High School)
1932-33 Brookston High School - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Gallagher Business School (College)
1934-35 Gallagher Business School (College)
1935-36 Gallagher Business School (College)
1936-37 Gallagher Business School (College)
1937-38 Kankakee Gallagher Trojans (NBL)
Started with all we knew: Went to Gallagher Business School.
So searched his name with Kankakee as another search word. Found a Robert DeWeese (1893-1977). Possible father?
This lead to their census record. There was a Robert, Junior, but he was
born in 1923, which would make him 14-15 years old in 1937-38, so this
is not him.
And then I found this:
This definitely looks like our guy. Born in Brookston, Indiana to Joseph
and Flora Deweese, Robert Joseph Deweese graduated from Brookston High
School ('33) and attended Gallagher Business School (which just might be
the same as Kankakee Business College.. trying to confirm that). He
started working for TRW in Lafayette in 1940, where he stayed until
retirement in 1975. He served in the US Navy during World War 2. Bob
married Maxine Turner (1921- ) in 1943 and had a daughter, Cheryl
Sanders, and a son, Randy. After retirement, he moved to Cocoa Beach,
Florida in 1976, and returned to Brookston in 1986. He died in
Lafayette, Indiana, in 1991 following brief hospitalization.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette,IN), April 22, 1991