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John Claude" Steel Arm" Dickey

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, United States
Death: March 11, 1923 (23)
Etowah, McMinn County, TN, United States (Homicide, Stabbed or Shot)
Place of Burial: Etowah, McMinn County, TN, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player
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About John Claude

Find A Grave # 27517187 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27517187/walter-dickey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Arm_Dickey

Claude "Steel Arm" Dickey (June 2, 1896 – March 11, 1923) was a Negro leagues pitcher for the first Negro Southern League and Negro National League. Researchers currently believe his real name is Claude Dickey, based on census records and World War I draft registration cards. Newspaper reports show he appears as Walter Claude, John Claude, and Jean Claude. Many reports simply call him Steel Arm Dickey.

Dickey had a short career, dying at the age of 26 in Etowah, Tennessee.

According to his death certificate, Dickey was killed after he was shot by a pistol. News reports later noted Dickey was killed by a knife. Either way, the medical examiner noted he died from a loss of blood, that he was wounded in the neck, and there was extensive damage to his esophagus. He also ruled the death a homicide. The informant appears to be a family member, Martin Dickey.

Dickey was buried in the New Zion Cemetery in Etowah, Tennessee.[2]

Was murdered by a man named Waldo Keys.

Also Known as John or Jean. Father was a slave. Family buried at New Zion Cemetery Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA

Information for further research:

https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=237...

https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=2546&h=5127...

https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/35815766:6061

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dickest01.shtml

https://www.seamheads.com/NegroLgs/player.php?ID=207

https://www.seamheads.com/NegroLgs/player.php?playerID=dicke01ste&t...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Arm_Dickey

https://www.dailypostathenian.com/opinion/article_bb781cec-b605-592...

https://oldknoxvillebaseball.blogspot.com/2011/02/death-of-steel-ar...

https://oldknoxvillebaseball.blogspot.com/2011/02/life-of-steel-arm...

https://www.wikizero.com/en/Steel_Arm_Dickey

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John Claude's Timeline

1899
June 2, 1899
Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, United States
1923
March 11, 1923
Age 23
Etowah, McMinn County, TN, United States
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Etowah, McMinn County, TN, United States