Monday, August 31, 2015

John McAdams

John Wesley McAdams

April 15, 1912
Urbana, OH

October 18, 1975
Raleigh, NC

1931-32 Urbana High School - Ohio (High School)
1932-33 Urbana High School - Ohio (High School) 
1934-35 Ohio Wesleyan University (College) 
1935-36 Ohio Wesleyan University (College)  
1936-37 Ohio Wesleyan University (College) 
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL) 

Not much known, except his college and home town. So I checked the Wesleyan athletics page and found he lettered in baseball and basketball at Ohio Wesleyan (Class of 1937). Also found this yearbook page, giving us a middle initial.
Trail runs cold there, but at least found a little bit more.

Born c.1912 or 1913 to Randolph T. (1873-1953) and Florence M. Guggenheim McAdams (1877-1952), the youngest of four children. Other siblings: Ruth (1903-1984), Helen (c.1909) , Richard (c.1910).
Married Martha Waddell July 23, 1938
From this information, I found John Wesley McAdams, born in Ohio at the right time.
And with his wife Martha.

McAdams was a popular player at Wesleyan, despite missing the first semester of his sophomore year. He also played baseball at Wesleyan, but in his senior year he started play pro basketball right after the collegiate season ended, forgoing his last season of baseball at Wesleyan.


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