1889 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1889 Michigan Wolverines football
1889 Michigan Wolverines football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1889 record 1–2
Head coach no coach
Captain Edgar W. McPherran
Home stadium Ann Arbor Fairgrounds
« 1888 1890 »
1889 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         15 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

The 1889 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1889 college football season. The Wolverines played their home games at Ann Arbor Fairgrounds.


Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 9 Albion Ann Arbor FairgroundsAnn Arbor, MI W 33–4    
November 16[1] 2:30 p.m. vs. Cornell Olympic ParkBuffalo, NY L 0–66   2,000
November 28 at Chicago University Club Chicago, IL L 0–20    
daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.


Varsity letter winners[edit]


  • Archibald Warren Diack
  • Frank Burton Graves
  • Harry Samuel Haines
  • William W. Harless, Chicago, Illinois - rusher
  • Metcalfe Bradley Hatch
  • Harry Dwight Smith - quarterback
  • Clark J. Sutherland, Oxford, Michigan
  • Horace T. Van Deventer, Knoxville, Tennessee - substitute

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Coach: no coach
  • Captain: Edgar W. McPherran
  • Manager: Thomas L. Wilkinson


  1. ^ "Wolverines Worsted.," The Cornell Daily Sun - 18 November 1889.
  2. ^ Benjamin J. Boutwell was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on September 19, 1861. He was engaged in mining in 1901 at Hillsdale, Michigan. At the time of the 1910 Census, he resided in Alameda County, California, and was identified as a miner in a quartz mine. By 1912, he was practicing law at Livermore, California. At the time of the 1920 Census, he lived in Alamaeda County, California, and was identified as a poultry farmer. As of 1921, he stated in a passport application that he lived in Los Angeles and was employed as a mining engineer. He died at San Bernardino, California, March 24, 1927.
  3. ^ Stephen Clifton Glidden was born February 6, 1870, in La Grange, Tennessee. In 1901, he was a surgeon practicing at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Illinois. He died at Danville, February 20, 1917.
  4. ^ George Malcolm Hull was born in 1865 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He became a doctor. He died December 30, 1923, at Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  5. ^ Edgar Withrow MacPherran, born January 27, 1868, in Marquette, Michigan; died July 29, 1947, in St. Louis County, MN. After graduating from Michigan, he practiced law in Michigan Upper Peninsula and in Duluth, Minnesota. He married Alice "Mabel" Wilkinson, October 25, 1899.
  6. ^ Horace Burton Strait, Jr., was born in Shakopee, Minnesota, in approximately 1870. His father, Horace B. Strait, was a U.S. Congressman from Minnesota. He graduated from Michigan in 1891. He received a B.L. degree from Cornell in 1893. He became a banker and manufacturer in Minneapolis. He died August 3, 1934, in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  7. ^ David W. Trainer was born January 16, 1866, in New York, New York. As of 1903, he was the general purchasing agent for the International Nickel Company in New York, New York.

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