William Lorimor Sawhill portrait   Save
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Description: Portrait of William 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 in 1865, and after his family moved to Guernsey County, he began attending the Ohio School for the Deaf in 1873. As a young man, he worked as a laborer before joining the Ohio and Inter-State League as a professional baseball player in the spring of 1885. After several years, he found a career in the oil industry, and married another Ohio School for the Deaf alumni, Emma Kob, with whom he had four children. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 362_4H629_Sawhill_W
Subjects: Deafness; Ohio School for the Deaf; Baseball--History; Baseball players; Athletes; Sports--Ohio--History;
Places: Washington (Ohio); Guernsey County (Ohio)