Jack Veiock

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Jack Veiock
Born February 3, 1888
Rochester, Pennsylvania[1][2]
Died June 11, 1922
Ripton, Vermont
Nationality American
Occupation Sportswriter and editor
Known for Sporting editor of the International News Service

Eugene Ruppert "Jack" Veiock (February 3, 1888 - June 11, 1922), sometimes known as "J.R.", was an American sportswriter and editor. He was the sporting editor of the International News Service from 1916 to 1921.

Veiock was born at Rochester, Pennsylvania in 1883. His father, Albert Veiock, was a Pennsylvania native. In 1900, Veiock was living with his parents and two younger sisters in Canton, Ohio. His father was employed as a foreman at a pottery works. He began his career as a journalist in St. Joseph, Missouri. From there, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, serving as the sporting editor of the Indiana Daily Times from 1914 to 1915. In January 1916, he was hired as the sporting editor of the International News Service, the wire service for the Hearst Newspapers. He remained as the sporting editor of the INS for six years until he was forced into retirement by illness. He developed pleurisy while covering the 1919 World Series.[3] In July 1920, he traveled to Antwerp, Belgium to cover the 1920 Summer Olympics for the INS.[1] In the fall of 1921, he developed tuberculosis after covering the Army-Navy football game in the rain. He was sent to a sanitarium in Ripton, Vermont, where he died of pneumonia in June 1922.[4][5] He was buried at Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois.[6]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Passport application for J.R. Veiock, reporter for the International News Service, traveling to Europe to cover the 1920 Summer Olympics. Born February 3, 1888, in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #1307.
  2. ^ Draft registration card for Jack Veiock, born February 3, 1888, at Rochester, Pennsylvania, employed in New York as a reporter for the International News Service. Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration Location: Kings County, New York; Roll: 1754391; Draft Board: 45.
  3. ^ "News in Brief of the Advertising World". Editor & Publisher. October 16, 1919. p. 23. 
  4. ^ "Jack Veiock Is Dead". San Antonio Evening News. June 12, 1922. 
  5. ^ "Jack Veiock, Former Sports Writer, Is Dead". Macon Telegraph. June 13, 1922. 
  6. ^ "Eugene Ruppert Veiock". Find A Grave.