One of my better finds, if I do say so myself!
It turns out that the guy listed as "Bill Summers" is actually "Bill Sumerix."
Played one game with Hammond. His name was previously listed as Bill
Summers, but the boxscore of the game from the Akron Beacon Journal
indicated it was actually Sumerix and he had been a well-known
basketball player around the Akron area for many years. The trail was a
little hard to follow, but I was able to piece together a little bit of
his playing career, and eventually found his parents, Clyde and Lillie.
Clyde was a notable bowler in the area, too. A little more poking and I
found where he worked, and a birth announcement for his daughter. His
wife, Bernice, died in 1990, and her obituary said Bill was deceased.
His father's obituary said he was alive, putting him as dying between
1971 and 1990. Plus, his dad's obituary also said he was living in
Jenkinstown, Pennsylvania. Back to ancestry, where I got a full