Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ormond Meglone, UK Model High School Student, 1922

Ormond Meglone was a student at the University of Kentucky Model High School in 1922. He played ball for the "Kittens" and was mentioned in a Lexington Herald report on 3 September 1922:
"MODEL HIGH EXPECTS BANNER GRID SEASON
Kittens Will Report for First Practice Sept. 19-- First Game October 6
The University of Kentucky Model High School is expecting to make this year the most brilliant in its five seasons of gridiron history. With a healthy nucleus of last season's team ready to get back into moleskins, and with a lost of prospective freshmen, who are said to be regular sharks at the gridiron game, the Kittens are expecting to stick along with the best in the state this year.
The letter men who will be back are Stewart Muir, Fry Shoemaker, Benham Simms, Ormond Meglone, Larry Luigart, Milton Hager and George Leach. Practice is officially scheduled to open on September 19, and the first game will be played at Lexington on Friday, October 6."

There is no known connection to any of our possible Meglone lines, and it is possible that Ormond may have spelled his name "McGlone." He is probably the same boy listed in his parents' home (Eli and Ada McGlone) in the 1920 census of Leatherwood, Perry County, KY. He was born about 1905.

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