Pauline Faye Bagwell

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     Pauline Faye Bagwell is the daughter of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott.

Charles Jones Bagwell

M, b. 13 June 1907, d. 18 January 1988
     Charles Jones Bagwell was born on 13 June 1907 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. He was the son of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott. Charles Jones Bagwell married Rilla E. (?) after 1923. Charles Jones Bagwell died on 18 January 1988 at age 80. He was buried at Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

Mary Ellen Finney

F, b. June 1872, d. 30 April 1949
     Mary Ellen Finney was born in June 1872 in Mississippi. She married William D. Bagwell, son of Peter Crawford Bagwell and Malissa Johnston, on 6 February 1886 at Ashley County, Arkansas. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1900 in Gaines, Chicot County, Arkansas. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1910 in Rayville, Richland County, Louisiana. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1920 in Jeter, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Mary Ellen Finney was buried at Springs Chapel Cemetery, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. She died on 30 April 1949 at age 76.

Children of Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell

Minnie Bagwell

F, b. 1892
     Minnie Bagwell was born in 1892 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of circa 1922,her married name was Witt. Minnie Bagwell married Raymond L. Witt circa 1922.

May Fannie Bagwell

F, b. 13 February 1900, d. 11 June 1980
     May Fannie Bagwell was born on 13 February 1900 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of 29 July 1920,her married name was Holt. May Fannie Bagwell married Elmer Wilson Holt on 29 July 1920 at White County, Arkansas. May Fannie Bagwell died on 11 June 1980 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at age 80.

Elmer Wilson Holt

M, b. 10 May 1896, d. 2 March 1972
     Elmer Wilson Holt was born on 10 May 1896 in Ashford County, Arkansas. He married May Fannie Bagwell, daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney, on 29 July 1920 at White County, Arkansas. Elmer Wilson Holt died on 2 March 1972 in Burkburnett, Witchita County, Texas, at age 75.

Lillian Belle Bagwell

F, b. March 1890, d. March 1973
     Lillian Belle Bagwell was born in March 1890 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of before 1915,her married name was Moore. Lillian Belle Bagwell married John W. Moore before 1915. Lillian Belle Bagwell died in March 1973 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

(?) Sullivan

M, b. before 1850
     (?) Sullivan was born before 1850.

Children of (?) Sullivan

John Lawrence Sullivan

M, b. 15 October 1858, d. 2 February 1918
     John Lawrence Sullivan was born on 15 October 1858 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of (?) Sullivan. He was also known as the Boston Strong Boy, was recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing (Whites only) from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing (Whites only) under the London Prize Ring Rules. He was the first American athlete to earn over one million dollars.

He was born in the South End[1] neighborhood of Boston to Irish immigrant parents, Michael Sullivan from Abbeydorney, County Kerry and the former Catherine Kelly from Athlone, County Westmeath/County Roscommon. Sullivan was nicknamed The Boston Strongboy. As a youth he was arrested several times for participating in bouts where the sport was outlawed, and he went on exhibition tours offering people money to fight him. In 1879, when he challenged anyone (except for Negroes) in America to fight him for $500, Sullivan had won over 450 fights in his career.
In 1883–84 Sullivan went on a coast-to-coast tour by train with five other boxers. It was scheduled to comprise 195 performances in 136 different cities and towns over 238 days. To help promote the tour, Sullivan announced that he would box anyone (as long as they were White) at any time during the tour under the Queensberry Rules for $250. He knocked out eleven men during the tour.

In Sullivan's era, no formal boxing titles existed. He became a champion after defeating Paddy Ryan in Mississippi City, near Gulfport, Mississippi on February 7, 1882 since Negroes were not permitted to compete. Modern authorities have retroactively labelled Ryan the "Heavyweight Champion of America", but any claim to Ryan's being a "world champion" would have been dubious; he'd never contended internationally as Sullivan had. Depending on the modern authority, Sullivan was first considered world heavyweight champion either in 1888 when he fought Charley Mitchell in France, or the following year when he knocked out Jake Kilrain in round 75 of a scheduled 80-round bout. Arguably the real first World Heavyweight champion was Jem Mace who defeated Tom Allen in 1870 at Kenner, Louisiana, but strong anti-British sentiment within the mostly Irish American boxing community at that time chose to disregard him. When the modern authorities talk of the heavyweight championship of the world, they are probably referring to the championship belt presented to Sullivan in Boston on August 8, 1887. The belt was inscribed Presented to the Champion of Champions, John L. Sullivan, by the Citizens of the United States. Its centerpiece featured the flags of the US, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Mitchell came from Birmingham, England and fought Sullivan in 1883, knocking him down in the first round. Their second meeting took place in 1888 on the grounds of a chateau at Chantilly, France in driving rain. It went on for more than two hours, at the end of which both men were unrecognisable and had suffered much loss of blood; neither could lift his arms to punch and the contest was considered a draw.
The local gendarmerie arrived at this point and managed to arrest Mitchell, who spent the next few days in a cell and was later fined by the local magistrate,[citation needed] boxing being illegal in France at that time.[citation needed] Sullivan managed to evade the law, swathed in bandages, and was taken back across the English Channel to spend the next few weeks convalescing in Liverpool. Mitchell acted as Sullivan's corner man for many years after.

The Kilrain fight is considered to be a turning point in boxing history because it was the last world title bout fought under the London Prize Ring Rules and therefore the last bare-knuckle heavyweight title bout. It was one of the first American sporting events to receive national press coverage.
For the first time, newspapers carried extensive pre-fight coverage, reporting on the fighters' training and speculating on where the bout would take place. The center of activity was New Orleans, but the governor of Louisiana had forbidden the fight in that state. Sullivan had trained for months in Belfast, New York under trainer William Muldoon, whose biggest problem had been keeping Sullivan from liquor.
Rochester reporter Arch Merrill commented that occasionally Sullivan would "escape" from his guard, and the cry was heard in the village, "John L. is loose again. Send for Muldoon!" Muldoon would snatch the champ away from the bar and take him back to their training camp.
On July 8, 1889, an estimated 3000 spectators boarded special trains for the secret location, which turned out to be Richburg, a town just south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The fight began at 10:30 the following morning, and it looked as if Sullivan was going to lose, especially after he vomited during the 44th round. But the champion got his second wind after that, and Kilrain's manager finally threw in the towel after the 75th round.

Undefeated at that point, Sullivan did not defend his title for the next four years.


Corbett licks Sullivan
Sullivan agreed to defend his title in 1892, against challenger "Gentleman Jim" Corbett. The match was on 7 September in New Orleans. It began at 9PM in the electrically illuminated Olympic Club in the upper Ninth Ward neighborhood now known as Bywater section, the venue filled to its 10,000 person capacity despite hefty ticket prices ranging from $5 to $15 (approximately $117 to $353 in 2009 dollars). The heavyweight contest occurred under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules, but it was neither the first title fight under those rules nor was it the first title fight using boxing gloves. Corbett was younger, faster and his boxing technique enabled him to dodge Sullivan's crouch and rush style. In the 21st round Corbett landed a smashing left "audible throughout the house" that put Sullivan down for good. Sullivan was counted out and Corbett declared the new champion. When Sullivan was able to get back to his feet, he announced to the crowd, "if I had to get licked I'm glad I was licked by an American".
Sullivan is considered the last bare-knuckle champion because no champion after him fought bare-knuckled. However, Sullivan had fought with gloves under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules as early as 1880 and he only fought bare knuckle three times in his entire career (Ryan 1882, Mitchell 1888, and Kilrain 1889). His bare-knuckle image was created because both his infrequent fights from 1888 up to the Corbett fight in 1892 had been bare-knuckle.

Sullivan retired to Abington but appeared in several exhibitions over the next 12 years, including a three-rounder against Tom Sharkey and a final two-rounder against Jim McCormick in 1905 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He continued his various careers outside boxing such as stage actor, speaker, celebrity baseball umpire, sports reporter, and bar owner.
Overweight and unhealthy from a long life of overindulging in food and drinks as well as from the effects from prizefighting, Sullivan died at age 59 and is buried in the Old Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan, now a neighborhood of Boston. He died with barely 10 dollars in his pocket.
John Lawrence Sullivan died on 2 February 1918 at age 59.

Sandra Mahler1,2

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     Sandra Mahler married Charles Burton Bagwell Jr., son of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, in August 1983.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.
  2. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.

Mathew Bagwell1

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     Mathew Bagwell is the son of Charles Burton Bagwell Jr. and Sandra Mahler.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Brittany K. Bagwell1

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     Brittany K. Bagwell is the daughter of Charles Burton Bagwell Jr. and Sandra Mahler.1 Brittany K. Bagwell married Matthew Spencer Yates, son of George Denton, on 4 November 2015.1

Child of Brittany K. Bagwell

Child of Brittany K. Bagwell and Matthew Spencer Yates

Citations

  1. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.
  2. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

George Denton1,2

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     George Denton is the son of Brittany K. Bagwell.1,2

Child of George Denton

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.
  2. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.

Darla Denise Zarate1

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     Darla Denise Zarate married Joseph Gerald Bagwell, son of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, on 12 September 1999.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Janet Hawley1

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     Janet Hawley married Joseph Gerald Bagwell, son of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, before 1996.1

Child of Janet Hawley and Joseph Gerald Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Victoria Louise Bagwell1

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     Victoria Louise Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Gerald Bagwell and Janet Hawley.1 Victoria Louise Bagwell married Nathan Villarreal before 2012.1

Child of Victoria Louise Bagwell and Nathan Villarreal

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Nathan Villarreal1

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     Nathan Villarreal married Victoria Louise Bagwell, daughter of Joseph Gerald Bagwell and Janet Hawley, before 2012.1

Child of Nathan Villarreal and Victoria Louise Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Lilliana Rose Bagwell1

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     Lilliana Rose Bagwell is the daughter of Nathan Villarreal and Victoria Louise Bagwell.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Christopher Foucher1

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     Christopher Foucher married Catherine V. Bagwell, daughter of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, circa 1995.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Joan (?)

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     Joan (?) married Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr., son of Francis J. Feeney and Marjorie Goode, after 1945.

Children of Joan (?) and Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr.

Ann C. Feeney

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     Ann C. Feeney married James Durose after 1945. Ann C. Feeney is the daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?)

Susan M. Feeney

F, b. 30 April 1946, d. 23 July 1996
     Susan M. Feeney was born on 30 April 1946. She was the daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?) Susan M. Feeney married Brian Leonard after 1955. Susan M. Feeney died on 23 July 1996 at age 50.

Kay Feeney

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     Kay Feeney is the daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?) Kay Feeney married Joseph A. Caito after 1955.

Nancy C. Feeney

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     Nancy C. Feeney is the daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?) Nancy C. Feeney married David Baranyk after 1955.

Brian Leonard

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     Brian Leonard married Susan M. Feeney, daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?), after 1955.

Joseph A. Caito

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     Joseph A. Caito married Kay Feeney, daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?), after 1955.

David Baranyk

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     David Baranyk married Nancy C. Feeney, daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?), after 1955.

James Durose

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     James Durose married Ann C. Feeney, daughter of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?), after 1945.

Robert George Feeney

M, b. 23 November 1969, d. 7 March 2013
     Robert George Feeney was born on 23 November 1969 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He was the son of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?) Known as Bob or Bobby, he loved to share that he was Indiana's youngest Eagle Scout in 1983. Bob attended grade school at Immaculate Heart of Mary and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1988. He studied English at Xavier University.
Bob's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He loved to listen to good music, cook outdoors, play games and tell jokes. He was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football and the Indianapolis Colts. Robert George Feeney married Sherry (?) in 2001. Robert George Feeney died on 7 March 2013 at age 43.

Child of Robert George Feeney and Sherry (?)

Sherry (?)

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     Sherry (?) married Robert George Feeney, son of Francis J. "Sandy" Feeney Jr. and Joan (?), in 2001.

Children of Sherry (?)

Child of Sherry (?) and Robert George Feeney