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James Naismith

AKA James A. Naismith

Born: 6-Nov-1861
Birthplace: Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Died: 28-Nov-1939
Location of death: Lawrence, KS
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Inventor of Basketball

Father: John Naismith
Mother: Margaret Young (b. 1833)
Sister: Annie
Brother: Robbie
Wife: Maude Sherman (m. 1894, d. 1937, three daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Margaret Mason (b. 1895)
Daughter: Helen Carolyn (b. 1897)
Son: John Edwin (b. 1900)
Daughter: Maude Ann (b. 1904)
Son: James Sherman (b. 1913)
Wife: Florence Kincade (m. 11-Jun-1939)

    High School: Almonte High School, Almonte, Ontario (1883)
    University: BA Physical Education, McGill University
    Theological: LLD, Presbyterian College of Theology, Montreal (1890)
    University: Springfield College
    Professor: Springfield College (1891-95)
    Medical School: Medical School, University of Colorado (1898)
    Professor: University of Kansas (1898-1937)

    Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
    Young Men's Christian Association
    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1959
    College Basketball Hall of Fame 2006
    Naturalized US Citizen 4-May-1925
    Scottish Ancestry

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