The New York Times – June 27, 1917
PORTLAND, Ore., June 26. – Joe Acton, wrestling champion of America and England a quarter of a century ago, and known to sport followers as the “Little Demon,” died here today, aged 65 years. For ten years he had been wrestling instructor at an amateur athletic club here. He held records of victories over Joe Cannon, Edward Bibby, Evan Lewis, the original “Strangler,” and Clarence Whistler.