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  1. George Byers was a Cando-American boxer who won the World Colored Middleweight Championship in 1897 and held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship from September 14, 1898 to March 16, 1901, a reign of 913 days. The 5′ 8½″ fought out of Boston from 1895 to 1904 at a weight of between 120 and 165 lbs., in many weight classes and frequently against men that were much larger than himself. On 9 December 1897 in Waterbury, Connecticut, he faced Harry Peppers in a title match for the World Colored Middleweight Championship. Byers knocked out the undefeated Peppers, the Pacific Coast Middleweight Champion of the Pacific Coast in the 19th round of a 20-round contest.
    • born on (143 years ago) in Charlottetown
    • died in (79 years ago)
  2. George Byers was an American sprint canoer who competed in the late 1950s. At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, he was eliminated in the heats of the C-2 1000 m event.
    • born on (99 years ago)
    • died on (20 years ago)

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Google previewThe York Road, Old and New (1892)

by Samuel Fitch Hotchkin

George Byers is a very pleasant and cosy cottage of wood, surrounded by ample grounds ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Illinois (1913)

by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Charles Linnaeus Hostetter

George Byers.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

George Byers, 1627 in IGI (Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumb); Robt. Byers, 1642 in IGI (Whickham, Durham); Scotland: ...

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