Joseph Gans (?-10 August 1910)

Death Certificate

Age:35 year(s) 9 month(s) 10 day(s)
Birth Date:9/1/1874
Death Date:8/10/1910
Undertaker:Robert A. Elliott
Death Certificate:C35528
Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
[MSA CM1132-107 CR 48150]

Cemetery Map

Obituaries, News Articles & Miscellaneous Sources

000 [sic] AT FUNERAL OF
Immense Throng Pay
Their Last Respect To The
Ex-Champion With
Impressive Ceremonies
 Seldom has a funeral been as largely attended as was that of Joseph Gans, at Whatcoat Epworth M.E. Church last Saturday. The body of the deceased former lightweight champion lay in state for five hours and thousands of people availed themselves of the opportunity to see him. Before the funeral party arrived, at least 5,000 spectators crowded near the church.
The services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Young, assisted by Rev. F.R. Williams ad C. Gilmore Cummings. The obituary services of the Monumental Lodge of Elks, the Knights of Pythias and the Silver Spring Social were read. Solos were sung by Mrs. Phoebe Caulk, Lloyd Gibbs and Nelson Tunstall.
The floral offerings which were numerous and handsome, required three large wagons to take them to Mt. Auburn Cemetery where interment took place. Robert A. Elliott had charge of the funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: AfroAmerican Ledger (Baltimore) 20 August 1910


See also:
  • "Gans Takes Final Count: Tuberculosis Wins Last Battle of Famous Pugilist" The Sun (Baltimore) 11 August 1910: 9
  • "Joe Gans Memorial Set For Tomorrow." The Sun (Baltimore) 29 May 1960: 8D [ProQuest]
  • "Sport Boosters Observe Memory of Gan's Death." The Sun (Baltimore) 31 May 1960: 21 [ProQuest]
  • "Boxing Legend Joe Gans Gets Some Deserved Recognition." Afro (Baltimore) 12 August 2010