Coach Louis Pryor
11 April 1892- 6 August 1956
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Louis (Lou) Pryor was born in Salem, Michigan to Thomas Pryor and Mary Horton Baker. He had four siblings, Leroy, Myrtle, Lilian and Mary. He married Blanche Braxton, and together they had nine children, Madeline, Margaret, Loretta, Blanche, Claudine Marie, Leroy Louis, Clyde, Lloyd Thomas, Rosetta Travis, and Larry. He worked for the Canadian Fertilizer Company beginning in 1934, around the same time he was serving as a coach of the Chatham Colored All-Stars. He was a World War II veteran. Lou passed away in Chatham 6 August 1956 at the age of 65.
In Other Words
"[Louis Pryor] and Mrs Pryor were just very much pillars of the neighbourhood. . . And you were very much welcome, no matter who you were, you were always welcome" (Dorothy Wright Wallace interview, 2016).
- The Chatham Coloured All-Stars 1933-34
Daniel J. Kelly
- The 1934 Chatham Colored All-Stars: Barnstorming to Championships
Lauren A. Miceli
- Obituary of Louis Pryor. 6 August 1956.
- Pryor Family Tree from Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society