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Birth Year : 1869
Death Year : 1922
John Shawler was a horseman and rider in Chicago, IL. He was born Christmas Day, 1868, in Hardinsburg, KY, the son of George and Martha Tabor Shawler [source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index]. The family of nine was still in Kentucky in 1880, and John, the oldest child, 12 years old, worked on the farm with his father [U.S. Federal Census]. By 1910, John's father had died and the family of five lived on Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, IL. John worked with horses [U.S. Federal Census]. John Shawler died January 9, 1922 and is buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago.
Subjects: Jockeys, Horsemen, Horse Breeders, Trainers, & The Derby, Migration North
Geographic Region: Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky / Chicago, Illinois