Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Harry Bellinger

Today's obituary is of Harry Miller Bellinger, the brother of my grandmother Sina Bellinger Kelly.

H. M. Bellinger,
Pitcher at 47,
Succumbs at 51

Harry M. Bellinger, 51, known in Omaha amateur baseball circles as a crack pitcher at the age of 47, when he withdrew from competition, died Saturday noon at his home, 1515 William street. He had been ill a week with a form of smallpox.

He was a locomotive engineer with the Union Pacific railroad. Besides being a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers he belonged to the Izaak Walton league.

Surviving are his wife, Alvina; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Gibbons; his father, J. W. Bellinger, and sister, Mrs. William Kelly, both of Greenwood, Neb.; a brother, Clifford of Gretna, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Heafey & Heafey mortuary. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery, with the railroad brotherhood conducting services.

Source: Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska; 7 Feb 1932, page 1

Harry Bellinger

Harry Bellinger
Pitcher for the Greenwood, Nebraska
baseball team

Harry Bellinger
Locomotive Engineer

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