charles Watts snowball obituary

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WEDNESDAY EVENING the of said 544 - side and the of the a M., at of K I x Itr" Charles "Snowball" Watts 'Snowball' Dies After Collapse Rabbit's Foot Fails Fami liar 'Rooter' of Area Sports Events Mechanicsburg, Jan. 21. The rabbit's foot which brought him luck for more than half a century was of no use last night when Charles "Snowball" Watts collapsed in North Arch street and died at 6 following a heart attack. "Snowball," a familiar figure on the baseball diamond, in the crowds at football games, in the Dauphin County Courthouse and City Hall, was "at least 80 years old," Dr. E. A. Haegele, Cum berland county coroner, said last night, Watts had followed former Tech and Central High School teams in Harrisburg, called himself the "mascot" of the Senators Baseball Club, and was a rabid rooter for Mechanicsburg High School teams. The familiar "rooter" lived with Frank Dorsey, 116 North Arch street, and while walking toward his home last evening collapsed in the street. He was as sisted home by Lorenzo Dorsey, and according to Dr. Haegele, "sat down in a chair, took two deep breaths, and died peacefully." He has no immediate survivors, and for several years has made his home with the Dorsey family. "Snowball" suffered a heart attack at the Mechanicsburg - Car - lisb High School football game Thanksgiving Day just as he was about to throw his rabbit's foot over the home team goal posts for luck, as had been his custom for many years. He recuperated, however, and just this week visited city and Dauphin county offices. Acquaintances said small gifts of cash were his only means of livelihood in recent years, although for a short time he served as batboy for the Senators, until he started a with the club. Sponsored by Nobe Frank, Har risburg Telegraph sports writer. a "Snowball Night" was held at Island Park last summer, when money raised for the aged fan was deposited in a city bank, and each week he collected $5. Some of the money remains on deposit in the bank. The body was released to the Myers Funeral Home, 37" East Main street, and funeral arrange ments are pending. H. be

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 21 Jan 1942, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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