Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Jack Barry enlisted in WWI

This picture is from a Dec 6, 1917 Boston Globe article and the caption under the photo reads: Insert - First-class yeoman Jack Barry, manager of the Red Sox, who made a strong plea for support for the Sailors' Relief Fund. At first I thought Jack Barry had been drafted. His WWI registration card asks for a deferment due to his need to "support wife". But this Dec 31, 1918 article: Red Sox Planning To Part With Barry indicates that he enlisted along with some of his team mates. Once enlisted, it appears he participated in a number of exhibition games and fund raising events.


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