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date: 24 November 2020

Woodruff, Hiram Washingtonlocked

(22 February 1817–15 March 1867)
  • John Dizikes

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Woodruff, Hiram Washington (22 February 1817–15 March 1867), trotting driver, was born in Birmingham, New Jersey, the son of John Woodruff. His mother’s name is unknown. Hiram’s father was a successful horse trainer, who built up a stable of horses and was moderately prosperous as the proprietor of several race tracks; his uncle George Woodruff was a notable rider and trainer of trotters. The second of four children, Hiram’s three brothers also were horsemen. He had virtually no formal education. In 1836 he married Sarah Ann Howe; there were no children....

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