Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Duke Cumberland

Roscoe Franklin "Duke" Cumberland

Toledo, OH

October 16, 1974 
Chicago, IL

Scott High School - Toledo (High School)
Knoxville (College)
1935-36 Toledo's Brown Bombers (Independent)
1936-37 Jesse Owen's Olympians (Independent)
1937-38 Jesse Owen's Olympians (Independent)
1938-39 Jesse Owen's Olympians (Independent)
1938-39 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1939-40 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1940-41 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1941-42 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1941-42 New York Rens (Independent) 
Ciralsky Meat Packers (Independent)
1942-43 Chicago Studebaker Flyers (NBL)
1942-43 New York Rens (Independent)
1943-44 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1944-45 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1945-46 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1945-46 New York Rens (Independent)
1946-47 New York Rens (Independent)
1946-47 Columbus Collegians (Independent)  
1946-47 Dayton Metropolitans (Independent)

1947-48 Dayton Metropolitans (AABL)
1948-49 Dayton Rens (Independent)
1949-50 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1951-52 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1961-62 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)  

What I found about Cumberland is that it appears he was born in 1913 in Ohio, not 1919 as reported elsewhere. Duke married Hazel Turner on May 12, 1942. He was a legendary player with the Globetrotters for years.

Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI), April 1, 1938
Family member


1 comment:

  1. i am Richard Cumberland Jr the grandson of Roscoe Duke Cumberland.He did not die in 1966 he died in 1976 for the record my grandmother was Hazel Turner