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Burial: April 06 1991, Ashes, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding


Birth Date: 1918 - 1991
From: Chatham Ontario 

Category - Athlete Legend

This native of Chatham starred in track and field at both Chatham Collegiate and Chatham Vocational School. Max moved to United States when he won a track scholarship to Loyola University in Chicago, IL. During his athletic years he won and held many titles for track and field,  including the mile. He still holds the record for the mile on a square track as there are no existing square tracks to break the record. He won the Drake Relays twice; was sent to Australia for the British Empire Games and was to be in the Olympics that were cancelled due to WWII. 

After graduation. Max joined the Canadian Navy rising to the rank of Lieutenant. After WW II, he returned to Chicago where he joined the envelope company, Cupples-Hesse as an industrial engineer.  The company was bought out by  St. Regis Paper Company, St. Regis resulting in Max and his colleagues moving to Jacksonville, Florida where he eventually retired in 1982.

  • 1935
    • Set Ontario high school records in 440 yard and 880 yard events for boys under 17 years old.
  • 1937
    • Set Dominion Interscholastic Record in 880 yard event at 1:58.7; Canadian 880 yard record of 1:53.6 and tied the quarter mile time all while still in high school.  Max beat former Canadian Olympian Ab Conway by 6 yards to qualify for 1938 British Empire Games in the 880 yard event as well as the mile relay.
  • 1938
    • At British Empire Games in Australia, won first two heats.  Unfortunately , he was spiked in the foot by a fellow competitor forcing him to stop competing in these games.
  • 1939
    • Entered Loyola University in Chicago on a track scholarship 1939-1942.  Max starred for Loyola's track team winning every individual race in dual competition he ever entered for a total of 90 first place medals;  repeatedly set records in both the mile run and the 880 while at school.  Max was a key member of Loyola's champion mile relay team for four years. In his last year at Loyola, made College Who's Who List based on excellence in academics, athletics, and character.  Inducted into the Loyola University Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • 1970
    • Inducted on May 27, 1970 into Loyola University Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2004