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 Edward “Ned” Hanlan

Edward “Ned” Hanlan

Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 Jan 1908 (aged 52)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot C-40
Memorial ID 6357 · View Source
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Professional Rower. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he was a 19th Century world class sculler, hotelier and alderman. In 1874, he won his first professional race at Burlington Bay followed by a championship win at Toronto Bay in 1875. From 1874 to 1893, he went on to compete in over 300 races winning World Championships to include Championship of USA 1878, US Titles (1879-80, 1886-88) and World Titles (1880-84, 1887-88). He died of pneumonia at 52 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame. In 1980, a postage stamp was issued in his honor commemorating the centenary of his first world championship and actor Nicolas Cage portrayed the role of Hanlan in the film "The Boy in Blue" (1986).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD HANLAN
BORN JULY 12th, 1855
DIED JAN 4th, 1908
ALSO HIS SON
CAPT. EDWARD GORDON HANLAN R.F.C.
KILLED IN ENGLAND AUGUST 9, 1917
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD SUTHERLAND
BELOVED SON OF
EDWARD AND MAGGIE C. HANLAN
DIED AUG. 15th 1888 HIS 2nd YEAR
HANLAN
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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward “Ned” Hanlan (12 Jul 1855–4 Jan 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6357, citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .