Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Death of Joe Solari

This morning at 9 the funeral of Joseph George Solari, son of Augustus Solari, late proprietor of the Grand Avenue Park, will take place from his father's residence, No. 2919 North Grand avenue, to St. Theresa's Church, and thence to Calvary Cemetery. The deceased was 22 years of age, and until a few weeks before his death held an honorable position in the office of Commissioner Flad. He died of consumption, which followed a severe attack of pneumonia. "Joe" Solari was a young man of promise, and during his father's proprietorship of the ball park he became a deserved favorite, being courteous and kind to all. In Commissioner Flad's office he was also a great favorite.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 14, 1882

Joe Solari, besides being the son of August Solari, was a catcher with the Grand Avenue Base Ball Club and was a member of the Empire Club.

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