Monday, November 7, 2011

Jake Beckley's Obit

Jake Beckley

Jacob P. Beckley, 51 years old, died late this afternoon at his home, 1306 Bellefontaine Avenue.  Mr. Beckley came to Kansas City in 1907 from St. Louis, and for two seasons was first baseman for the Kansas City Blues.  During the season of 1909 he managed this baseball team, but was transferred to the Hannibal, Mo., team in 1910. 
Beckley was deputy constable of the Seventh District Court for the last two terms.  He had been ill since the first of the year.  Death was due to heart disease.  Besides the widow, Mr. Beckley is survived by his mother, Mrs. Barney Beckley, a sister, Mrs. A.G. Baird, both of Hannibal, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. George Miller of Monett, Mo. 
Burial will be at Hannibal. 
-Kansas City Star, June 26, 1918

Beckley played with the St. Louis Whites in 1888 and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1904-1907.

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