Tom Butler (cyclist)

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Born (1877-12-20) 20 December 1877 (age 146)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died18 August 1942(1942-08-18) (aged 64) [1]
Boston, Massachusetts
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing the Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States
World Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1899 Montreal Sprint

Thomas Stanley Butler (December 20, 1877 – August 18, 1942) was a Canadian-American professional track cyclist. Though he was not yet a U.S. citizen, he won the U.S. national sprint title in 1898 and finished second at the 1899 UCI Track Cycling World Championships while representing the United States. His elder brothers Nat and Frank were also professional cyclists; the brothers often competed together, working as a team against other riders. This was also the case at the 1899 World Championships, where Nat finished fourth. [2] [3]

Butler was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the fourth son of Irish parents William and Sarah Butler. [4] The family immigrated to Massachusetts in 1888. [5] He married Evelyn Heselton Trenholm in 1915; they divorced in 1941. [6] He became a U.S. citizen in the 1920s. [7]

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References

  1. "Deaths". The Boston Globe . August 19, 1942. p. 23. Retrieved May 15, 2024.
  2. Tom Butler. cyclingarchives.com
  3. Andrew Ritchie (1996). Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer. JHU Press. pp. 125, 128. ISBN   978-0-8018-5303-6.
  4. 1881 Census of Canada
  5. 1920 United States census
  6. Massachusetts, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798–1950
  7. 1930 United States census