Col. Wm. Hendrie Dead: President of Ontario Jockey Club and One of Canadas Foremost Turfmen Passes Away, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-27


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COL. WE HENDRIE DEAD President of Ontario Jockey Club and One of Canadas Foremost Tnrfmen Passes Away. HAMILTON, Ont., May 26.— Colonel William Hendrie, president of the Ontario Jockey Club, died this morning. Colonel Hendrie was a brother of the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario and was president and manager of Hendrie and Co., Ltd., C. N. R, Cartage Agents, a position which he had occupied since 1892. He was educated at Upper Canada College. He married Elizabeth A. Brown, daughter of Adam Brown, and there are two sons and one daughter. He was a Presbyterian, a conservative and a member of the Hamilton, Toronto and Albany Clubs. He was overseas with the Canadian forces as an officer commanding the remount depot. Colonel Hendrie was at the Woodbine meeting on the opening day, May 17. On the following Monday he underwent an operation which was not considered serious, although his family went over from Toronto to Ham-i ilton. Throughout last week he seemed to be recovering and his condition caused little anxiety. His death comes as a complete surprise. The death of Colonel William Hendrie removes one of the foremost turfmen in Canada. While it is some years since the famous Hendrie stable of former days has been very prominent on the race courses, Colonel Hendrie has never ceased to be actively connected with the sport, and was at the time * of his sudden death president of the Ontario Jockey Club. Colonel Henrie followed in the footsteps of his turf-loving father, the late William Hendrie, though the breeding of thoroughbreds was discontinued after the fathers death. Colonel Hendrie served in the late war, and after his return from France was brigadier at Camp Borden. His knowledge of horses served him well in this connection, and he was employed by the British government in the remount department.

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