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Oldfield, Barneylocked

(29 January 1878–04 October 1946)
  • Charles W. Carey , Jr.

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Oldfield, Barney (29 January 1878–04 October 1946), auto racer, was born Berna Eli Oldfield in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Henry Clay Oldfield and Sarah Yarnell, farmers. In 1889 his parents moved to Toledo, and in 1893 he dropped out of school and went to work. After quitting several mundane jobs, he took up the dangerous but exhilarating sport of bicycle racing in 1894 and competed professionally throughout the Midwest as the self-proclaimed “Bicycle Champion of Ohio.”...

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