Owen Patrick Smith

Owen Patrick Smith

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Jan 1927 (aged 59)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 5, Block 1, Lot 28
Memorial ID 10468290 · View Source
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Sportsman. After escaping the Yellow Fever Epidemics of 1873 and 1878 in Memphis, Tennessee, he lived as a sportman, a sports promoter, a man of community service, and inventor and founder of Greyhound Racing. His most notable invention was the mechanical lure (rabbit) for greyhound racing. He founded the modern sport as early as 1906. He ran the International Greyhound Racing Association until his death in 1927. To this day he is regarded as "The Father of Modern Greyhound Racing", and the Greyhound Hall of Fame was built around his vision and accomplishments for the sport. Hall of Fame Inductee 1973.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Owen Patrick Smith (12 Jul 1867–15 Jan 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10468290, citing All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .