Father of distinguished family of footballers dies

January 4, 1914
The death occurred at Blackburn last night of Mr. Thomas Chadwick, one of the veteran tradesmen of the town and father of a family which has distinguished itself in Association football.

One of his five sons is Edgar Chadwick, the famous international who played for Blackburn Rovers, Darwen, Everton, Southampton, and other clubs; another is Alfred Chadwick, who played for Liverpool and Everton; and the third son, Walter Chadwick, is well-known as a League referee.

The father took a great interest in football, and was very proud of the distinction which his sons had attained in their sport.
(Source: Manchester Evening News: January 5, 1914; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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