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Scott, William

(died: 1901) 

William Scott was a jockey from Louisville, KY. In 1901 he was one of three people killed by lightning strikes at Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Scott died when the race track stable known as Irish Row was struck by lightning [source: "Lightning Killed Three," New York Times, 7/7/1901, p. 2].

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