Herbert H. Hewitt Dies: Grim Reaper Takes Will-Knowl Breeder, Turfman and Prominent Buffalo Business Man, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-20


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HERBERT H. HEWITT DIES Grim Reaper Takes "Well-Known Ereeder, Turfman and Prominent Buffalo Business Man. s BUFFALO, N. Y., December 19. Herbert H. Hewitt, well-known turfman, owner of the speedy filly Startle and several other good race horses, died at his Buffalo home, 619 LaFayette avenue, Tuesday morning. He had been ill for some time. Widely known for his connection with the tire manufacturing business and a lover and breeder of race horses, Mr. Hewitt was among the leaders of Buffalos business men. Besides his connection with the Hewitt Rubber Company, of which he was president, Mr. Hewitt was manager of the Car Wheel Company, Reading, Pa. ; manager of the Magnus Metal Company, Buffalo, and had diversified interests in this part? of the country. Surviving is a widow, Sarah. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed. The most famous race horses owned and bred by Mr. Hewitt were Startle and Skeptic. As a two-year-old Startle Avon five races and 7,970. Skeptic won tlie Canadian Derby at tlie Fort Erie track in 1917. During the 1922 season Mr. Hewitt campaigned a stable of fourteen horses, only two of which were more than three years old. These thoroughbreds turned in a total of twenty victories and 6,844.

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