5th Ward Shamrock 
Athletic & Social Club
Grand Rapids, MI

An old newspaper (unknown, Press or Herald) clipping under the
heading, "Gems from the Family Album", date unknown as it was submitted "42 years" after the photo was taken (probably about 1900),
There are 24 young men in suits and ties, in rows, for a studio photographer.

"Charter members of the old Fifth Ward Shamrock Athletic & social Club, which met in Riley's barn on Carrier St - from a picture taken 42 years ago, and loaned by George H. Schnabel.

Top row - left to right, Art. Brown, Bert O'Donnell, Frank Pierce.
Third row - Herb Riley, Steve Pierce, Geo. Schnabel, Frank Welsh,
Leonard McCormick, Tom Coston, Hon. John A. Collins.
Second row - Ed. Kennedy, W. Woodworth, Wm. Dale, Wm. Riley, Ben Nesbitt, James Billo, John McCormick, Joe Billo.
First row - Tom Kamp, Bert Ruhlman, Tom Bonner, Ervin Billo, Bert
Spencer, Ira Allen

Last Sunday the Shamrock's held a reunion."

Submitted by Kelly Ward
Created: 12 December 2001URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/organizations/shamrock.html

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