William Rankin (1845 - d.)

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About William Rankin

Stage name - Scottish Terror. Toured the world with Hackenschmits circus as a wrestler. And Buffalo Bills circus. Fought Gunboat Smith (world champion) on board a train travelling through America and won, but because the fight was not authorised could not claim the title! He returned to Scotland where he married and settled down working as a Butcher.

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William Rankin's Timeline

1845
1845
1864
1864
Age 19
1867
1867
Age 22
1870
1870
Age 25
1872
1872
Age 27
1875
1875
Age 30
1879
1879
Age 34
1881
1881
Age 36
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