Englewood Makes History

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  • Jacob Taylor.jpg

    Jacob Taylor was a resident of Englewood and owner of Jake Taylor's Store. Taylor was also director of the Retail Tobacco Dealers of America and executive secretary of the Bergen County Newsdealers and Stationers' Association. Taylor was active in sports and was the former high school football team captain. He was a member of the Congregation Ahavath Torah.

    He was married to Judith Levine. He had a son Fred, and a daughter Lynn.
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    Willie Howard Mays Jr. was an American professional baseball player. He began in the Negro American League with the Black Barons. He began playing in the Major Baseball League with the Giants in 1950. He was extremely decorated and is regarded as one of the best baseball players. 

    Willie Mays moved to Englewood in 1955. It was a short drive from his home in Englewood to the Polo Grounds in Harlem where he played for the New York Giants. He moved to San Francisco in 1957 when the Giants relocated.

    Mays married Marghuertite Wendell Chapman in 1956. He adopted a son, Micheal. He divorced Chapman in 1963. Mays married again in 1971 to Mae Louise Allen. He was the godfather of Barry Bonds, the son of Bobby Bonds.
  • Juwaan Winfree.png

    Juwann Winfree is an American Football wide receiver. He played at the University of Colorado before he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2019. He transferred to the Greenbay Packers in 2020. He transferred again to the Indianapolis Colts in May of 2023. 

    Winfree went to Dwight Morrow High School, graduating in 2014. He received the "Ket to the City" from Mayor Micheal Widles on June 23, 2019. Winfree also created the Winfree Youth Foundation which provides affordable sports camps and leadership conferences for local youth.
  • Bill Willoughby The_Record_Sun__Jan_5__1975_.jpg

    William "Bill" Wesley Willoughby was a professional basketball player born in Englewood. He attended Dwight-Morrow High School. He was one of the first high school players to be selected in an NBA draft in 1975. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and the New Jersey Nets. His last season was in 1984.
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