Sunday, October 2, 2016
Brett early baseball in Kansas project
Brett is my grandson. I'm sending you this for the pictures. The info was geared toward my grandson who is doing a research paper on early baseball in Kansas. Begin forwarded message: On Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:48 PM, Vicki Bever Doze
I did the best I could to get a decent picture. Will you be able to save these to your computer and do some cropping, etc?
Ole was your great great grand uncle, the brother to your great great grandfather, Cub Doze. (John Claude)
For the rest of you, except Stan, Ole would be great grand uncle!
Stan, I'll have to figure your relationship when I can open up my genealogy program!
Ole was from Norwich, KS. The son of Peter P. and Rebecca I. Wood Doze.
Ashland, KS was not close to travel back and forth from Norwich. The picture was taken in 1909. He could have owned a car by then. I think Brett is going to try to find out if Ashland was a farm team for some major league team. Ole played baseball in Kansas City later and lived there with his wife Bessie Randolph Doze.
Ole's brother Cub Doze played for Ashland several years after Ole did. Then Cub played for the Lone Star League. He was a paid pitcher and traveled from team to team. He always claimed he had a million dollar arm and a ten cent brain! He played around the 1910's and 1920's. I'm hoping Brett can find more info!
Cub's son, Richard Claude "Dick" Doze, was Brett's great great grandfather. He played ball through out his high school years and was recruited to play for a farm team The Oklahoma Indians. This was around 1934. I don't know what major team he would have played for but I imagine it would be a team called ________ Indians! Lol! He was in love with a girl and didn't stay with the farm team very long. He came back home and married Naomi Ravenstien. I figure Pop, as I called him, might have had a ten cent brain to give up a possible chance to become a minor or Major League Baseball player for a girl!
I do have a newspaper article about him signing on with the OK Indians. I just don't know if I can find it before Brett needs it. I don't have a picture of Grandpa Cub in a uniform. I'll look for more pictures and info.
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