Turf People Who Died This Year: Owners, Breeders, Jockeys Trainers and Others Who Passed Away, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-29


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TURF PEOPLE WHO DIED THIS YEAR. Owners, Breeders, Jockeys, Trainers and Others Who Passed Away. The ever-busy reaper gathered his crop from the race track in 1907, as from all other walks of life. Venerable figures removed were "Pa" Bradley, breeder, owner and eccentric; Charles Kerr, a kindly old gentleman, known to all California turfmen; S. Y. Keene, a Nestor among Kentucky breeders, and wielder of "a pointed and expressive pen; William Mulkey, perhaps the pioneer Missouri breeder of thoroughbreds, and Nathaniel Dyment, long one of the foremost fosterers of racing in Canada. Others who answered the last call were Alexander Shields, whose triumphs with Hermis, Logan, Advance Guard and many other fast horses gave him great renown on the turf; Joseph Harvey, one of the best-known sportsmen of San Francisco; Charles Marvin, a great trainer and driver of trotters, but wise in the training of thoroughbreds as well; E. T. Llttlelield a member of the noted Maryland family of owners, trainers and riders; Chauncey Bliss, one of the first men to make book in this country; Robert A. Pinkcrton, long controller of the policing -of the New York tracks and in every way an admirable man; Charles E. Trevathau, writer, racing judge, and taken at an age when ripening into great promise as an author; John S. Bratlon, an owner of prominence when racing flourished at St. Louis, and George H. Kuhl, a modest, unobtrusive man and long popular here as secretary of the Chicago Jockey Club when racing was carried on at Hawthorne. The list of those who will be known no more among men is the following: Breeders and Owners. AINSWORTH, JAMES. At Shecpshead Bay, July 29. Thirty years ago was actively engaged in racing, owning the horse Joe Daniel and others. Died of tuberculosis at the age of 70 years. BRADLEY, ROBERT. At Wilcox: Wharf, Va., April 25. Veteran breeder and owner, familiarly known as "Pa" and "Virginia" Bradley. Owned and raced Blitzen, Robert Waddell and other famous horses. DAWES, JAMES P. At Lachine, Quebec, June 14. Was a breeder and owner of thoroughbreds. DYMENT, NATHANIEL. At his home in Barrie, Ontario, February 4. Was the owner of tbe Dyment Stable, and twice won the Kings Plate. Amassed a fortune in the lumber business. Death due to partial paralysis. Was 74 years old. EnitET, FRANK H. At New York, March 29. Was the former owner of Yorkvllle Belle and other horses which he raced on eastern tracks. Died suddenly of apoplexy. Was 41 years old and tbe son of George Ehret, a wealthy brewer. FEENEY. BARNEY. At his home in New York City, May 12. Formerly owned a string of horses and was a regular race-goer to the time of his death. Was 42 years old. HINDE, JOHN 1. At St. Louis, Mo., January 1. Was the senior member of Hinde and Baker, owners of Millbrook Stud. HICKBY, PETER. At his home in Georgetown, Ky., May 20. Was a member of Ilickey Bros., owners of a small stable. Died of consumption. HICKBY, J. R. At his home in Georgetown, Ky., June 9. Was a brother of Peter Ilickey, and was engaged with him in the breeding and rating of race horses on a small scale. Two Lick was probably tbe best horse they ever bred. HUME, O. V. At his home near Georgetown, Ky., after a lingering illness. Was a well-known trainer and at the time, of his death owned Eria Lee and other horses. HARVEY, JOSEPH. At his home in San Francisco, Cal., August 10. Was the owner of Wheel of Fortune when that fast mare won tbe Bums Handicap in 1896. Was partner in poolrooms in Sausalito, Cal. KERR, CHARLES. At his home in Bakersfleld, Cal., April 21. Was the proprietor of Antrim Stock Farm. KEENE, SAMUEL Y. At his home in Georgetown, Ky., May 2C. Was one of the oldest breeders of thoroughbreds in Kentucky. Bred Georgetown and many other horses. .Was a frequent contributor to the press as a turf writer. MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER. At Toronto, Out., June C. Was a part owner of the Kirkfield Stable and active iu Canadian turf affairs. MTYEIRE, E. N. At Nashville, Tenn., July 21. Was a former partner of Ed Moore in a racing stable. Committed suicide on account of ill health. MULKEY, WILLIAM. At his home in Kansas City, Mo., August S. Was one of the oldest residents of Kansas City and the breeder of many noted race horses, the best known of which was Verge dOr. PERRY, HARRY J. At Zanesville, Ohio, January 15. Was the owner of Coruscate and was ruled off the turf, together with the horse and jockey Obert, during the Louisville meeting in September, lJOUi Died of Brights disease. SHIELDS, ALEXANDER. At .his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., September 13. Was for more than thirty years one of the best known horsemen in America. Owned and raced Advance Guard, Logan and many other noted horses. Was 05 years old and succumbed after a long Illness to an attack of typhoid fever. Jockeys. DOLAN, LEO. Reported killed in railroad accident while employed by Michigan Central Railroad Co. Was a steeplechase jockey riding the horses owned by his father, Frank Dolan. GEE, WILLIAM. At Baltimore, Md., General Hospital, October 27. Died from injuries received in steeplechase race run at Piuilico a few days before. KNAPP, HERBERT. At Hermosa Hotel in Los Angeles, Cal., February 11. As a jockey bad ridden in Russia, France and Germany several seasons. Went west for his health and died of quick consumption. PIERCE, HIRAM T. At Oakland, Cal., July 20. Formerly a well-known jockey and brother of Clem Pierce, manager of Hamburg Place. ROSS, FREDERICK. At Oakland, Cal., February 14, Was an old-time rider at Bay District and other tracks. Died of Injuries received in being thrown from horse Instructor. Was 50 years old. STONE, ALBERT. At Hammond, Ind., February 4. Was employed a number of years as a jockey by Whitten Brothers and Joe Goebel aud known r.s "Phimey" Stone. WALCOTT, TITUS. At hospital in Baltimore, Md., May 15. Was a colored rider under coutract to James Johnson. Died of pneumonia. DUNLAP, LESLIE II. At Washington, D. C, May 4. Was a former steeplechase jockey whose home was iu Belle Plain, Iowa. Took sick during the meeting at Benning. HARRIS, JOSEPH. At Shrevcport, La., April 11. Was found dead near an outbuilding with a bullet in his heart. Money and jewelry was found in his pockets. Ills last mount in a race was at Ascot Park, March 15, when he fell with King of Mist. VALENTINE, FRANK. At Fort Erie, Ont., August 27. "Was the son of J. II. Valentine and had been a jockey. Died of typhoid fever. Trainers. LITTLEFIELD, E. T. At Brooklyn, N. Y., March 17, in St. Marks Hospital. Was formerly a trainer of race horses. Died from a stroke of paralysis. MARVIN, CHARLES". At Lexington, Ky., February 1. Was a noted trainer of the trotters and achieved fame in the running horse world for rejuvenating Allan-a-Dale for T. C. McDowell. Was OS years old. RUAVEY, JACK. At Oakland, Cal., March 2S. Was an old-time trainer of horses racing in California. TIMMONS, BENJAMIN. At Oakland. Cal., .March 20. Was found dead in Burns and Waterhouse ham at Oakland track, Died of heart disease brought on by paralysis. Was GO yean? old and an old-time trainer. THOMPSON, ROBERT. At-Oakland, Cal., January 17. Was :i well-known handler of horses. WALKER, WES. At Hamilton, Ontario, September 25. Was employed as trainer by G. E. Dudley, and formerly in the employ of Robert Bradley, and in his time had charge of Robert Waddell aud other famous horses in the Bradley Stable. Bookmakers, AYERS, WILLIAM M. At Seattle. Wash., June 24. Was a well-known bookmaker on western tracks. Run over by trolley car. BLISS, CHAUNCEY. At Batavla, N. Y., April 14. Was a member of firm of Kelly and Bliss, which operated a poolroom in New York for years and at Monmouth Park track. EVANS, 0. At Belvidere, Cal., March 13. Was for fifteen years jmployed by George Rose as a bookmaker. Died of chronic asthma. KING, CHARLES. At his home in Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., September 22. Was a prominent member of tbe Metropolitan Turf Association. OBRIEN, JEREMIAH. At Coney Island Emergency Hospital, June 10. Was overcome while in the betting ring and taken to tbe hospital, where he died that night. Others Identified with the Turf. BRATTON, JOHN S. At his home in East St. Louis, September 19. Was known wherever horses were bought and sold. Was engaged in conducting sales for years, and was considered one of the best judges of coach horses in the country. Raced a few horses in 190G. CONNOR, HENRY M. At New Orleans, February 27. Was for twenty-five years president of tbe Louisiana Jockey Club. Raced a strong stable in the days of the Metairie track. CONNORS, THOMAS. At his home In St. Louis, July 5. Was employed by L. A. Cella as a sheet writer. GLENN, WILLIAM J. At his home in New York City. July 23. Was for many years cashier of the Coney Island Jockey Club, but resigned the position several years ago on account of poor health. KANE, HUGH P. At Mineral Springs, Texas, January 13. Was prominently identified with racing on the Texas circuit. KULL, GEORGE II. At Pueblo, Col., October 1C. Was racing secretary at Hawthorne for many years, and also served in that capacity at City Park. Was also secretary of the Western Jockey Club for several years. KELLER, JACOB. At Dallas, Texas, May 9. Was for years the partner of Dan A. Stuart and well known on the Texas circuit. , KANE, WILLIAM. At Saratoga, X. Y., September 4. Was assistant clerk, of the scales at the Saratoga track. MDONALD, PETER. At sea while returning home from Europe, August 23. Was a part owner of the Yonkers track. AIAYNARD, AMOS. At New Orleans, La., February 20. Was employed as a sheet writer. MILLEY, JAMES. At Oakland, Cal., March 20. Was formerly employed as a sheet writer by George C. Bennett and well known all over the country. MDOWELL, JOHN. At Saratoga, N. Y., August 10. Was a turf correspondent for a number of newspapers. MKNIGHT, MORRIS. At his home in Kansas City, Mo., December 10. Was an assistant starter to Richard Dwyer for several years at Oakland and a brother of starter Arthur MeKnight. PINKERTON. ROBERT A. At sea August 12. "Was head of the Pinkcrton Detective Agency and gave its service of policing the New York tracks his personal attention. Was well known and popular with track olliclals and the race-going public for bis many sterling traits of character. Funeral was held in New York City September 5. REYBURN, VALLE. At. his home in St. Louis, Mo., September 2. Was vice-chairman of the board of stewards of the Western Jockey Club and a member of tbe St. Louis bar. RAILEY, EDWARD B. At Lexington, Ky., December 11. Was for several years turf editor of New York American. TREVATHAN, CHARLES E. At West Baden, Ind., March IS. Was a judge and associate judge on a number of western tracks and afterward became a writer of wide popularity, dealing largely with subjects pertaining to incidents and history of the turf. VAN DE VENTER. A. T. At Seattle, Wash., September 14. Was a steward of the Pacific Jockey Club and principal owner of The Meadows track at Seattle. Was general manager and treasurer of the King County Fair Association and a prqm-inent and influential citizen of Seattle. Killed iu an automobile accident returning to his home from the track the last day of the summer, and fall meeting. WASHINGTON, A. C. At Bayshore, N. Y., August 9. Was a member of the Brooklyn Jockey Club and treasurer of the Queens County Jockey Club. Was president of the Iron Steamship Company and a pioneer railroad builder. FLEMING, J. At New Orleans, La., December 27. was employed at City Park as a sheet writer. Died of pneumonia after a short illness.

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