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date: 18 February 2020

Hayward, William Louislocked

(02 July 1868–14 December 1947)
  • Adam R. Hornbuckle


Hayward, William Louis (02 July 1868–14 December 1947), track and field athlete and coach, was born William Louis Heyward in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Thomas Heyward. His mother’s name is unknown. In 1878 William, his brother, and three sisters went to live with their grandparents in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, when their parents left North America to manage a Peruvian rubber plantation. Hayward lived in Toronto until 1888, when he left to earn a living as a professional athlete and a vaudeville performer....

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