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King, John

(born: 1870  -  died: ) 

John King, born April 1, 1870, in Eminence, KY, was a horse trainer. In 1914 his permanent address was 460 Chestnut Street, Lexington, KY [source: U.S. Emergency Passport Application #660]. In October, 1914, King applied for an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna; he had come to Vienna in May of 1914 to work at a horse racing site in Krieau and wanted to remain in Austria for no more than six additional months. King was described on the application as a 44 year old black male who was 5'5" and partly bald. In 1900, John King and his wife Maria lived in Louisville, KY, where John was employed at the race track [source: U.S. Federal Census]. In 1910, he was employed at the trotting track in Shelby County, TN [source: U.S. Federal Census].

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“King, John,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 12, 2017, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2886.

Last modified: 2017-09-28 17:28:44