Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giff Roux

Gifford H. Roux

June 28, 1923
Bonne Terre, MO

August 19, 2011
Alton, IL

1939-40 Wood River High School - Illinois (High School)
1940-41 Wood River High School - Illinois (High School)
1944-45 Port Charleston Coast Guard Five (military)
1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1948-49 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1950-51 Wood River Legion (Independent)

Roux graduated from Wood River HS in 1941, and enrolled at Kansas University. However, in November of 1941, we left school due to his father's illness. He served in the Coast Guard during World War 2, and played in the BAA for three seasons. Giff died in Alton in 2011.

He had one son and one daughter.

Alton Evening Telegraph, November 25, 1941
Alton Evening Telegraph, October 7, 1944
Alton Evening Telegraph, January 15, 1951


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