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Caulder, William Francis "Jelly"
Birth Year : 1915
Death Year : 2001
William F. Caulder was a farrier for more than 45 years. He was well respected for the work he did for some of the biggest names in the horse industry. He put shoes on horses at a number of local farms and at race tracks such as the Lexington Standardbred and Churchill Downs. Caulder was inducted into the International Horseshoers Association and in 1991 was honored by the Bluegrass Horseshoers Association. William F. Caulder was also active in the community, serving as chair of the Lexington-Fayette County Commission on Human Rights and working with the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center. He was a graduate of the old Dunbar High School and attended Clark College in Atlanta for one year. Caulder was a World War II veteran: he enlisted in Cincinnati, OH on August 22, 1942, according to his enlistment record. Caulder was born in Lexington, KY, the son of William and Julia Caulder, according to the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. For more information see J. Hewlett, "William F. 'Jelly' Caulder, 86 - Retired farrier to equine stars," Lexington Herald-Leader, 08/16/2011, p. B2.

 

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Listen to the William F. Caulder oral history interview online, and read more about him at the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, item record in the SPOKE Database.
Subjects: Jockeys, Horsemen, Horse Breeders, Trainers, Betting, & The Derby, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Geographic Region: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky



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