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Taylor, Gilbert and Saphronia Kelter

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The Taylors, Gilbert and Saphronia (d. 1897), from Louisville, KY, were the parents of Marshall Walter Taylor, "The Colored Cyclone." Marshall Taylor (1878-1932) was a champion cyclist; he won the annual one mile track cycling championship in 1899, 1900, and 1901. Marshall was nicknamed "Major." He was born outside Indianapolis, IN, where his parents had migrated from Kentucky. Gilbert Taylor served in the Union Army. For more see Major Taylor: the extraordinary career of a champion bicycle racer, by A. Ritchie; and Major Taylor Association, Inc. website.

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“Taylor, Gilbert and Saphronia Kelter,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 16, 2017, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1711.

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