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 Lou E. Marsh

Lou E. Marsh

Birth
Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 Mar 1936 (aged 57)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 10449 · View Source
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Sportswriter, NHL referee. Lou E. Marsh started his newspaper career as a delivery boy when he was 11 years old. Athletic as a boy, Marsh gravitated to
sports reporting and rose through the ranks to become editor of the department. Along the way he refereed countless amateur hockey games. His reputation as a referee eventually led him to the National Hockey League and the honor of officiating the first NHL game in New York City in December 1925. Marsh was the introducer of small outboard racing boats, called sea fleas, to Toronto. A heart condition, which led to his sudden death, forced him to cut back on his athletic endeavours; however, that did not stop him from rescuing a child from the icy waters of Lake Ontario in 1934. The 'Lou Marsh Award' is given annually to Canada's top athletes.

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  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10449
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lou E. Marsh (17 Feb 1879–4 Mar 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10449, citing Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .