July 17, 1906
The death occurred at Blackpool on Tuesday of Sam McCure, the well-known footballer, and a member of the Blackburn Rovers team, from an abscess in the ear affecting the brain.
McClure, who was centre half back and a brilliant player, was a deadly shot at long range, and has scored many a goal. He was a sprint runner, and won several handicaps.
Born at Workington, he played with the Black Diamonds Club of that town before joining the Rovers. He was twenty-eight years old.
(Liverpool Daily Post: July 19, 1906)
Sam McCure, image and more information can be found here.