F. B. "Captain Fish" Fishburne
December 13, 1925 was the Death of Captain Francis B. "Fish" Fishburne of Columbia, SC, a great patron, organizer of the game, and many times Southern Tourney Champion. In 1910 Fish won 3 games from the checker playing "Ajeeb" at the Eden Musée wax museum on West 23rd Street in NYC. He played many match game matches and exhibition matches.
Image from cover of Morris Systems Checkerist