Eddie McBride

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Name: Eddie McBride
Born: 1871-11-26
Birthplace: Hume, New York, USA
Died: 1914-03-05 (Age:42)
Hometown: Buffalo, New York, USA
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Edward H. McBride (November 26, 1871 - March 5, 1914) was a famous sporting writer and a boxing referee.

McBride was the sporting editor of the Buffalo Enquirer for 18 years until his death, and wrote under the name "Hotspur".

He was born in Hume, Erie county. As a child he moved with his parents to Attica. After graduating from school he became an apprentice in local printing office. Around 1891 he moved to Buffalo and started working in the composing room of the Buffalo Express. He later worked in Cleveland Plain Dealer and one of Chicago daily newspapers. Upon returning to Buffalo he again joined the Express, and after George Dietrich, then the sporting editor of Buffalo Enquirer, moved to Cleveland, McBride was appointed the sporting editor.

He married Miss Louise Howard on June 26, 1896. They had three children - Marjorie, Howard and Edward H. Jr. He had three brothers - James, John and Frank, and four sisters.

Source: Buffalo Express, 1914-03-06; Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1914-03-06