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Abbie Aston

She has been referred to as "Mrs. Bowling" because she knocked down pins for nearly 50 years and was a pioneer of women's bowling. Along with another Hall of Famer, Florence Amrein, and others, she organized the Akron Women's Bowling Association in 1925. Abbie, needless to say, was its first president. Subsequently, Mrs. Aston organized or helped to organize the Greater Akron Bowling Council, Akron Women's 20-Year Bowling Club, Akron Women's 600 Bowling Club and the Grandmother's Individual Bowling Classic. Not only was Abbie, a Kinsman, Ohio native, an organizer but ranked with the finest women keglers in the area. In 1925 she won the first Beacon Journal Classic and 12 years later she made off with the Ohio women's singles crown with a 618 series.

Inducted 1964 | Bowling