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Mar 3, 2009

GENEALOGY: No It Was Not Midget Wrestling

Not many people can say their father was a professional wrestler. Although he was only 5 feet tall my dad was for a brief period a champion. I wasn't born yet but one of my sisters was and she remembers it well. She remembers lots of the wrestlers coming to the house in Vancouver. She remembers the big celebration of the championship. There were lady wrestlers there too. All we have is this photo to chronicle this time in his life along with her memories. With all the research I do and the records from the 1600's I can find you would think there would be something available from the 1950's. Nada. Nothing. Very frustrating. Make sure you find out the stories in your family. Write them down. Someday someone will be looking for them.

note: don't be mislead by the date on the left of the photo. It says 1963 but that is when the copy of the picture was made not the original.

4 comments:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

You're lucky you have a photograph. I recently found out that one of my American uncles was a fairly well-known boxer in 1830s Schenectady, New York. I'm still trying to track down some pictures or documentation.
Nice blog by the way!
Evelyn in Montreal

Lori E said...

Thank you Evelyn. I am glad you dropped by.

Michelle said...

What a shame that you can't find information on your Dad's wrestling career. But you know I do genealogy too and know this feeling very well!

Keep looking!

stephen said...

Who is your wrestler father?

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