VETERAN OF BALL FIELD DIES HERE
Last of three Auburn brothers who became famous on diamond had been Kansas City Police Chief.
Thomas Edward Mansell, 79, famous for years in state national baseball circles former chief of police in Kansas City, Kansas, died this morning at the home of his sister Minnie Mansell 17 Cross St.
Mr. Mansell had been in failing health since the death of his wife last March at the family home in Kansas City. After her death he came to live with his sister here, his only near survivor.
Tom, Mike and John Mansell were born in Auburn and from the local sandlots rose through baseball ranks of the old Empire and New York State Leagues and into the majors.
They were famous fielders and batsmen and made baseball history throughout the country.
It was while he was playing with the Kansas City team in the old National League that Tom Mansell retired from the game and joined the Police Department of that city. He lived there for the past 44 years. He retired as chief of police three years ago. Tom was the last survivor of the baseball trio.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 next morning from the home of his sister, with services at 9 at Holy Family Church.
Interment will be in St Joseph's Cemetery
FUNERAL RITES FOR OLD TIME BALL PLAYER
The funeral of Thomas E. Mansell, former nationally known ball player and chief of police in Kansas City, Kas. was held at 8:30am this morning morning at the home of his sister Minnie Mansell 17 Cross St. with services at 9 at Holy Family Church.
A soleum high requiem mass was read by Rev. Donald M. Cleary with the Very Rev. Dean John A. Conway as deacon and Rev William Davie as subdeacon.
The services were largely attended and there were many floral offerings and mass cards.
The interment was in St Joseph's Cemetery with comittal services conducted by Father Cleary.
Bearers were Daniel Wesley, A. Percy Briggs, Edward J. Guilfoil, William P. Holihan, Thomas H. O'Neill and Thomas Giblin.