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Dundee in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Billy and Ma Sunday

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
1. Billy and Ma Sunday Marker
Inscription. Evangelist William "Billy" Sunday and his wife Helen "Ma" Sunday owned this farm, 1899-1913, and spent their summers here. Ma was born on the farm. Billy was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1862. He played outfield for Chicago and other National League Baseball Clubs, 1883-1890. From 1896 until his death in 1935 he conducted religious revivals in cities and towns across the nation. His wife shared his work. In May-June 1900 Billy led a month-long revival in West Dundee Park.
 
Erected 1970 by Troop 35 of the Boy Scouts of America, Dundee Township Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.116′ N, 88° 18.886′ W. Marker is in Dundee, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is on Old Sleepy Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located just west of the intersection of IL Route 31 and IL Route 72, on the grounds of the Dundee Township Highway Department, on Old Sleepy Hollow Road. Marker is in this post office area: Dundee IL 60118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial
Billy and Ma Sunday Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
2. Billy and Ma Sunday Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); W. [William] W. & Phebe Welch (approx. 1.4 miles away); Duff House (approx. 1.5 miles away); West Dundee Riverwalk (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pinkerton’s Early Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); Otto J. Maha (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dundee Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 2 miles away); Elgin (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Billy Sunday. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on May 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Sports
 
Billy Sunday image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. Billy Sunday
This 1923 lithograph of Billy Sunday by George Bellows (detail) "…captures the fiery, spiritual intensity of Sunday's oratory skills by emphasizing his forceful gesture one that delights his audience and charges the whole scene with a celestial glow." -- National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 31, 2016.
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