Jimmy Blouin (1924)

 

 

      (1886-1947)

      Bowling Hall of Fame, 1953

     #17 Bowler of the 20th Century

      Bowlers Journal Bowler of the Decade, 1920s

      Bowlers Journal 1910-1925 Special All-American

      All-American, 1926-27

      Match Game champion, 1922-1926

      2 ABC championships (1909-AE, 1911-S)

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2 Responses to “Jimmy Blouin (1924)”

  1. Judi Says:

    Jimmy Blouin was a cousin of my father. I am trying to figure out how Jimmy fits into our family tree – who were his parents?? If anyone knows please share that information with me. Thank you.

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      Judi–

      I’m enclosing below bibliographies on both Jimmy and his dad Ed. The July 1981 ‘Bowling’ article might be the most useful for you. It’s a short piece about how Jimmy’s grand-daughter Chris Klima did a project on him for the Chicago High School History Fair. Chris was 16 at the time, living in La Grange Park, and a student at Nazareth Academy. (Aside from the article, I don’t know anything about her.) The Rocky Wolfe story from 1934-35 is five parts, and has much about Jimmy.

      For access to any of these articles, try contacting the Bowling Museum (Arlington, TX) or Bowlers Journal International Magazine (Chicago).

      Good luck!

      –JRS

      BLOUIN, ED “POP.”
      “A Little Matter About The Count and Ed Blouin.” Bowlers Journal, Mar 27, 1926:7.
      “Ed Blouin.” Bowlers Journal, Jul 28, 1917:1,2.
      “Ed Blouin Defeats Count of Luxemburg.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 4, 1915:6.
      Obituary. Bowlers Journal, Jan 1941:41.
      Obituary. Bowling, Dec 16, 1940:26.

      BLOUIN, JIMMY.
      Dressel, Jim. “A Match Play Bowler Supreme.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S-88.
      Luby, Mort. “Mort’s Editorial Comments.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 12, 1924:52.
      __________. “Mort’s Editorial Comments.” Bowlers Journal, Nov 16, 1933:4.
      Lueders, Karl. “The Winner and Still Champ.” Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:177-78.
      Schmidt, J.R. “Blouin in the Wind.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 1992:49-52.
      Schoeman, Byron. “Count Gengler Feared Him.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1976:68-69.
      __________. “Kid, I Think I’m Going to Win.” Bowling, Nov 1974:6, 35.
      Sixty, Billy. “Going Like Sixty.” Bowlers Journal, May 1947:35.
      __________. “Two Jimmys Bring Colorful Pictures to Mind.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 12, 1933:9.
      Wolfe, Rocky. “Jimmy Blouin’s Life Story: Part One.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 1934:3, 22, 24.
      __________. “Jimmy Blouin’s Life Story: Part Two,” Bowlers Journal. Jan 1935:13, 35.
      __________. “Jimmy Blouin’s Life Story: Part Three.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 1935:11, 24-26.
      __________. “Jimmy Blouin’s Life Story: Part Four.” Bowlers Journal, Mar 1935:11, 31-32.
      __________. “Jimmy Blouin’s Life Story: Part Five.” Bowlers Journal, Apr 1935:12-13, 24.
      “Back Into Bowling Game.” Bowlers Journal, Sep 7, 1929:1.
      “Blouin Defeats Karlicek.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 17, 1917:3.
      “Capacity Crowds See Blouin Perform in Ohio.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 9, 1924:6.
      “Hall of Famer’s Career Portrayed.” Bowling, Jul 1981:33.
      “Jimmy Blouin Shows How He Rolls ‘Em.” Bowlers Journal, Mar 21, 1925:5.
      “On the Mend.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 17, 1931:1.
      “Will He Come Back?” Bowlers Journal, Jan 10, 1932:38.
      Obituary. Bowling, May 1947:29.

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