W. W. Needham

From Wooljersey


This might be him: William Wesley Needham
BIRTH 21 SEPTEMBER 1872 • Illinois, USA
DEATH 01 OCTOBER 1944 • Santa Clara County, California, USA


The next event was a hot race. It was a one-half mile safety scratch with nine starters. A special gold medal worth $25 was offered by the Electric Railway Company if the record was broken and it was broken by three riders. W. W. Needham of the Garden City Wheelmen came in first in 1 min. 15 4-5 sec, beating the record by 3 seconds. L. S. Upson of Sacramento was second, also beating the time in 1 min. 17 4-5 sec. Al Alcayaga of Oriental Cycling Club also beat the record, coming in third.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 35, 5 July 1892 - Bicycle Races in Various Parts of the State

W. W. Needham, prominent in San Jose cycling for many years, is now located in this city with the Olympic Club.

CYCLING NEWS AND COMMENT. - The San Francisco Examiner - 01 Jun 1895