Monday, August 31, 2015

John McAdams

John Wesley McAdams


Born:
April 15, 1912
Urbana, OH

Died:
October 18, 1975
Raleigh, NC

Career
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.
http://www.mocavo.com/Ohio-Wesleyan-University-1937-Delaware-Oh/205350/248
Trail runs cold there, but at least found a little bit more.

-12/11/2015-
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).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4SX-MKC
Married Martha Waddell July 23, 1938
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QHH-BR1
From this information, I found John Wesley McAdams, born in Ohio at the right time.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mcadams&GSfn=john&GSmn=w.&GSby=1912&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=127936442&df=all&
And with his wife Martha.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127936556


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/m/mcadajo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=mcadajo01

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