Thursday, October 26, 2017

Homer Stonebreaker

Homer S. Stonebraker

November 1, 1895
Wingate, IN

December 9, 1977
Indianapolis, IN

1912-13 Wingate High School - Indiana (High School)
1913-14 Wingate High School - Indiana (High School)
1914-15 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1915-16 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1916-17 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1917-18 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1919-20 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1920-21 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1921-22 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1922-23 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1923-24 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1923-24 Detroit McCarthys (Independent)
1923-24 Logansport High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1924-25 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit McCarthys (Independent)
1924-25 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1924-25 Fort Wayne Hooisers (Independent)
1924-25 Logansport High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1925-26 Fort Wayne Caseys (ABL)
1926-27 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Beloit Faries (Independent)
1927-28 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Decatur Morans (Independent)
1927-28 Springfield Connors Empires (Independent)
1928-29 Springfield Connors Empires (Independent)

Stonebreaker lead Wingate HS, with an enrollment that had only 12 boys, to a state championship. After being a three-time All-America, Stonebreaker served in the U.S. Army during World War 1. Then we played basketball for many years, including 3 seasons in the ABL.
Stonebreaker went into law enforcement and was twice elected sheriff of Cass County in Indiana. He also ran unsuccessfully for Indiana state congress. In November of 1977, Stonebreaker underwent emergency heart surgery. After spending time in intensive care, Stonebreaker never really recovered and died of an aneurysm a month later.

Obituary, Indianapolis Star, December 10, 1977
Indianapolis Star, December 11, 1977


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