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Muldoon, William (25 May 1852–03 June 1933), wrestler, physical culturist, and New York State athletic commissioner, was born in Caneadea, New York, the son of Patrick Muldoon, a farmer, and Maria Donohue. Muldoon’s parents met and married in Dublin, Ireland, where Patrick had traveled from his native Portumna, near Galway, with the intention of studying for the priesthood. Patrick took employment with a surveying company and set sail for Canada. Eventually, the Muldoons settled in Caneadea, a tiny farming community in Allegany County, New York. William was the seventh of ten children. As a youth Muldoon exhibited unusual levels of physical strength and a rather quick temper....