Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sport Center Saturday - 1907 Football Team

Sport Center Saturday
1907 Football Team
Coon Rapids, Iowa, High School

Regular readers may recognize the top photo. It is a scan of a postcard in my wife's mother's collection. She was the Ruth Bolger noted on the back of the postcard.

For my wife and I, the importance of this photo, previously shared as a Treasure Chest item, is that the two young men, seated, on the right, are each one of our grandfathers! Lynk Thomas (Class of 1908), father of Ruth (Thomas) Bolger, Nancy's maternal grandfather, is on the far right. Next to him, with the white collar, is Paul Kinnick (Class of 1909), my maternal grandfather. Small world.  ;-)
P.S. This note corrects the class years of the two men, from the prior posting.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Such a nice story behind this picture, and I remember posting a comment to it last year. I'm so glad Bill that you decided to share it again.

  2. Thank you, Barbara. It is a good one; fits several categories. ;-)

  3. Wow! How cool!! 2 great grandfathers in one picture!!!

  4. They certainly look ready for game. :-)