Departs on the Endless Journey, Daily Racing Form, 1916-08-11


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DEPARTS ON THE ENDLESS JOURNEY. Joseph C. Yeager died at Niagara Falls yesterday. He was thirty-nine years of age and was raised or near Cincinnati. O. He was educated at Notre Dame College. Indiana. While quite a young man lie was attracted by the speculative side of the turf and became a noted and successful "plunger." is related of him that before he was twenty-eight ears old he had accumulated .58,000 and lost all in trying to win the 42,000 requisite to make hiK fortune a half million dollar. In a measure had recouped his losses and died in comfortable circumstances. Recently operated on in a Louisville hospital, stomach trouble, he left the institution too soon and was in attendance at the recent Hawthorne meeting. He left here on a steamer for Buffalo and expected to motor irom there to Saratoga. At Buffalo liis condition became serious and ho was taken the Clifton Hotel at Niagara Falls. He was unable to retain nourishment for a number of days prior his death. He was married a little over a year ago to Miss Irene Romaine, daughter of Harry Romaine. and a beautiful and talented young actress. Their home was at French Lick. Indiana. Mr. Yeager was the owner of a small stable of racers at the time of his death. Of him a friend said yesterday: "lie was big-hearted hud charitable and hadnt an enemv7 in the world. He had given away a fortune to distressed followers of racing." at it u u f It It it it it :e he ie le for ir d t - lo to to le to to S

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