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Description: Portrait of Isaac ("Ike") H. Sawhill from "Historical and Biographical Souvenir of the Ohio School for the Deaf," published in Columbus, Ohio, in 1898. In addition to a history of the school's operation, the book includes "portraits and biographical sketches of representative alumni" such as Sawhill. His biographical sketch states that Sawhill was born in Pennsylvania, and first moved to Columbus to attend the Ohio School for the Deaf in 1872. He graduated as valedictorian, and was also an active athlete, playing catcher for the school's baseball club the Independents. Sawhill went on to work in hog farming and later dry goods after a brief professional baseball career. At the time this volume was written, Sawhill lived in Seville, Ohio, and was "known as one of the best amateur cyclists of Northern Ohio, having held the county championship for the past two years." His wife, Sadie, is also noted as a skilled cyclist. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 362_4H629_Sawhill_I
Subjects: Deafness; Ohio School for the Deaf; Baseball--History; Baseball players; Athletes; Sports--Ohio--History; Bicycles and bicycling;
Places: Seville (Ohio); Medina County (Ohio)