Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bill Farrow

William M. Farrow, Jr.

June 15, 1918
Chicago, IL

September 3, 2003
Chicago, IL

1939-40 Kentucky State University (College)
1945-46 Chicago Brown Bombers (Independent)
1946-47 Chicago Collegians (Independent)
1946-47 Youngstown Bears (NBL)
1948-49 Dayton Rens (NBL)

A knee injury ended his playing career. He then went to work at Commonwealth Edison, where he worked for 36 years. He started as a night-shift warehouse worker, and rose to become the industrial relations manager. He had a teaching certificate from Wilson College, and taught elementary school during the day when he was working the night shift at ComEd. He retired from there in 1983, and became a member of the Chicago Board of Education.

Farrow died of congestive heart failure in 2003.

He was married to Ruth (d. 2003) in 1947 and they had a son, William, and a daughter, Dolores.



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