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 Henry Kelsey Devereux

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Henry Kelsey Devereux

  • Birth 10 Oct 1859 Ohio, USA
  • Death 1 May 1932 Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 1303

He was the drummer boy model in Archibald Willard's painting SPIRIT OF `76. He made his greatest contributions to harness racing. He invested in horses, winning over 3,000 cups and ribbons and accumulated 14 records. In 1895 he organized the Gentlemen's Driving Club of Cleveland, which competed with other clubs, professionalizing the sport and focusing attention on Cleveland.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1303
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Kelsey Devereux (10 Oct 1859–1 May 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1303, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .