Obituary – Charlie Oberlin
East Liverpool Tribune
BALL PITCHER SUCCUMBS TO LONG ILLNESS
Charlie Oberlin, Taken Ill in Michigan, Fails to Regain Health
HAD MADE TRIP TO NEW MEXICO
Was One of City’s Best Athletes and Had Promising Diamond Future
Charlie Oberlin, aged 25, died at his home on High street, East End, after an illness of complications of diseases lasting over a period of more than two years.
For many years Mr. Oberlin had been identified with baseball in this city, and for the past four years has been playing professional ball in the Cotton States and Southern Michigan leagues.
Played in Michigan
He has been a member of the pitching staffs of the Lansing club, in the Southern Michigan league, and Jackson, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana, in the Cotton States league.
While playing with Jaskson he was stricken and from there went to Albuquerque, N. M., in search of health. Eight months were spent in Albuquerque with no visible results, when he returned to his home here.
For a while after returning he was in fairly good health, being able to be out on the streets and around his home, but for the past ten months he has been confined to his bed. Death came at 8 o’clock last evening (February 12, 1912)
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. N. E. Oberlin: the following brothers and sisters: Homer of Albuquerque, Mabel at home, Mrs. Florence Thornmeyer, at home: Mrs. Elmer Snyder of Chester; Mrs. Charles Smallwood, N. S. Pittsburgh: Mary, Cleveland, and Frank, of Indianapolis, Ind., and an aged grandmother, 90 years old, Mrs. Katherine Oberlin of Punxsutawney, Pa.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.