Bert E Collyer (Bert E Collyer)

Bert E Collyer

Journalist. As a young boy he settled in Guelph, Ontario with his parents. Early on in his career as a journalist he would cover stories during the Gold Rush in Alaska, such as the Chilkoot Pass Avalanche in 1898. As his writing career grew he would become a sports writer in Chicago. He was known nationally as the publisher of the “Collyer’s Eye” that was first printed in 1914.  Through this magazine, he would gain international fame as the individual who shocked the world and the American Professional Baseball Leagues when he revealed details of the Black Sox Scandal in 1920. He passed away in Chicago, Illinois, but is buried in Guelph, the place he had always referred to as his “hometown.” (bio by: Thomas Christie)

Born

  • September, 06, 1876

Died

  • July, 07, 1938

Cemetery

  • Woodlawn Memorial Park
  • Ontario
  • Canada

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