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Nero, Ruford

(born: 1916  -  died: 1981) Ruford Nero was a horseman from Lexington, KY, son of Elijah and Eva Haggard Nero [source: 1920 U.S. Federal Census]; he was born December 8, 1916 [source: Kentucky Birth Index].

Ruford's occupation is given as stableman on his World War II Army Enlistment Record; he enlisted in Cincinnati, OH October 23, 1942. After the war, Ruford continued to be listed in the Lexington city directories as a horseman. In 1955, he was a horseman with Darvis Stevens [source: Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY) City Directory, p. 464].

Ruford Nero died in Arkansas in 1981 [source: Social Security Death Index].

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NKAA Source: Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) city directory (annual)

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