Thursday, January 01, 1970
Ruth and Mildred, Northside.
Ruth and Tom, 1938 reading the comics.
Walter, Mt Storm?
Ruth and ? at Mt Storm
Johnny and Tom, Murdoch drinking fountain, which park?
Tom in a dress.
Back Row: Walter, Teeny, Edwin, Ruth, Albert
Front Row: Paul, Elizabeth, Grandma, Cecilia, Johnny
Grandpa at Kahns
Mom on back porch, Emma Place.
Aunty Teeny with Dianne, Tom and Tommy Reif jr at Burnett Woods Pond.
Mom with neighbor girl at Emma Place 1954.
The Cincinnati Comellos was a professional basketball team in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team played in the National Basketball League, which formed in 1937. In 1949, this league joined with the Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association.www.ohiohistorycentral.org/
The Cincinnati Comellos played less than one season (1937-1938). The team began the season as the Richmond King Clothiers in Richmond, Indiana. Hoping to increase attendance, the team's owners moved the squad to Cincinnati during the middle of the season. The team finished fifth in the the National Basketball League's Western Division. The Clothiers/Comellos won just three and lost seven games. Due to its poor
performance, the Cincinnati Comellos disbanded at the end of the season.
...grandfather and his cousin "Little Joe" played on that team. The league may even have team rosters showing that. There were basketball pictures and trophies among those the family once held when we lived at 1270 Duncan.
Your grandfather and grandmother were married in 1937 and there was the worst flood ever in Cincinnati that year during the basketball season. The entire downtown basin was under water as were the approaches to all the bridges interrupting road and rail travel between northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
Gus Comello was the owner of the team. His other and taller son Gussie may have played on it as well as little Joe and dad.
Right seated, his father, Thomas Mason (my great grandfather)
Back Row, left to right: John, Raymond, Charles and Robert Mason
Great Grandma Grace Ebner Mason
Marcella Engel (on arm of chair), Helen Nieb, Shirley Froome
Three little ones in middle: Eugene Mason, Mary Grace Coddington, Laverne Burton (smallest) Estimated date of photo: 1931
1947 Reis Children Back Row: Martha Juenke, Vera Bezold, Dorothy Haunert, Clara Stehlin, Emaline Spaulding, Marie Enzweiler, Katherine Bruns, Resella Meyer, Luciller Spaulding, Theresa Schack Front Row: Gus, Andy, Ben, Clem, Lawrence