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Sunday, July 31, 2005

London Boxer Beats Odds, Survives Own Death

From The London Free Press:

Battling butcher doubly dead

James Reaney, Free Press Arts & Entertainment Reporter
2005-07-31 02:34:05

Battling butcher and boxer Gavin Park must have been one tough hombre.

It took two obituaries -- published three years apart -- to lay the big man from London to rest.

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London Public Library Ivey Family London Room librarian Arthur McClelland first noticed the two obituaries while researching material for a boxing fan in Britain.

"He died twice, this guy. His obituary appeared in 1910 and 1913 . . . it's a mystery," McClelland smiles.

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