Friday, July 22, 2016

Jack Walton

Jack D. Walton

May 19, 1926
Newton Falls, OH

December 17, 1952
Fort Wayne, IN

1943-44 East Union High School - Indiana (High School)
1945-46 Fort Wayne (independent)
1946-47 House of David (barnstorming)
1947-48 House of David (barnstorming)
1948-49 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1948-49 House of David (barnstorming)
1950-51 Anderson Packers (NPBL)
Indiana Clark Twins (unknown)

A native of Newton Falls, Ohio, Walton went to East Union High School where he was a basketball star. He served three years in the army. He caught on with the House of David team, and played a few season with the Packers. He took a job with Fox Construction Company in 1949, and in December of 1952, he was killed on a construction site when a tree being uprooted by a bulldozer fell on him. He was only 26. He left behind a wife, Freda, and a young daughter.

Anderson Herald, December 19, 1952


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