Sam LaVoice

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSamuel "Sam"•LaVoice
Used nameSam•LaVoice
BornAugust 1882 in Syracuse, New York (USA)
Died6 April 1905 in Oriskany, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Samuel LaVoice worked as a freight brakeman for the New York Central railroad in the Syracuse area. He was tragically killed when he fell off a train car when the train was taking up extra cars. LaVoice was run over by several of the cars and his mauled body was virtually unrecognizable.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) USA Sam LaVoice
25 miles, Men (Olympic) 4
1 mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 4
5 miles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 4

Special Notes


1900 census gives August 1881 as birth date - likely incorrect.