Biography - A Short Wiki
Bare-knuckle fighter and gang member who became a State Senator and Congressman after his fighting days.
He tried his hand at gold mining and gambling when he was younger, and while pursuing each, he found himself prizefighting, and got hooked.
He was best known for convincing championship fighter Yankee Sullivan to fight him, and then winning when Sullivan got confused by the rules and left the fight prematurely.
How did John Morrissey die?
Morrissey contracted pneumonia and died on May 1, 1878 at the age of 47.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||47 years|
|Birthday||February 12, 1831|
|Death date||May 1, 1878|
|Place of death||Saratoga Springs, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|