- Charles Alberts
- Hometown (Last School)
- Winchester, KY
- 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26
- October 21, 1903
Charles Alberts was born Charles Edward Alberts on October 21, 1903, in Van Buren, Indiana to Virginia Mae and Walter Luke Alberts. The Alberts family moved to Winchester, Kentucky sometime between 1910 and 1920. His father was the manager of the local National Supply Company in Winchester. Alberts played high school basketball for Clark County High School. He also played baseball and competed in swimming. He was commonly called “Chuck” or “Speedy.”
At Kentucky, he lettered in baseball and basketball. He was a member of the Mystic Thirteen, the Dicker Engineering Society, Lamp and Cross, and Triangle, a fraternity for engineers. He was also a member of the student council.
He graduated from Kentucky in June 1926 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
NOTE: Charles Alberts is in the Kentucky 1920 census as Charles Albert and in at least one Kentucky yearbook, his last name is listed as Albert. His gravemarker lists Albert. Most references found in Kentucky documents and newspaper articles dating back to that time however list him as Alberts.
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