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date: 21 January 2020

Corbett, James Johnlocked

(01 September 1866–18 February 1933)
  • Luckett V. Davis

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Corbett, James John (01 September 1866–18 February 1933), boxer, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Patrick J. Corbett, an Irish-born owner of a livery stable, and Katherine McDonald. He received some secondary education, first at St. Ignatius College and then at Sacred Heart College, before being expelled from the latter for fighting. At age 13 he became a messenger for the Nevada Bank of San Francisco and by the age of 19 had risen to the post of assistant receiving teller....

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