Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bob Deweese

Robert Joseph Deweese

November 8, 1915
Brookston, IN

April 20, 1991
Lafayette, IN

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


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