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formerly of Cumberland, and Tom Cavanaugh of Buffalo. Hall put Cavanaugh to sleep in the 18th round and was declared the winner.

On June 9, 1916, Little Arthur Stigall of Cumberland knocked out Kid Carter of Connellsville in the fourth round at the armory on South Centre Street. Both were Black.

On July 16, 1916, in a fight staged at the South End Ball Park, Arthur Stigall of Cumberland knocked out Earl Lewis of Uniontown, Pennsylvania in the fourth round. Both men were black lightweights.

On March 31, 1919, upon the return of Eddie Francis, Edward Jones, and Harry Cooper, all Blacks, back from overseas after serving in the Army, the Cumberland Cubs, a baseball nine, was re-organized with John Brown as Manager. Manager Brown named C. Jefferson as his assistant. It was planned to have a number of social functions at Narrows Park to raise funds to equip the team. A number of other members of the team serving in the Army were expected home in time for the opening game.

On May 19, 1920, Major T. Lee, local black boxer, died in Wheeling, West Virginia at 7:10 AM as the result of over-exertion during a semi-final bout in Wheeling Tuesday night with Battling Bob Holmes, also of Cumberland. Lee was carried out of the ring unconscious and after his removal to the hospital it was found that a blood vessel had burst in Lee's head. Lee was a well-known porter of this City. For more than a year he was head porter at the Fort Cumberland Hotel, but had been more recently associated with the Plaza Hotel. He was also good at clog dancing and singing and took part in many local black performances. On May 20, 1920, Robert "Battling" Holmes, black boxer of this City, was exonerated by a coroner's jury in Wheeling. Homes was released. On May 22,


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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