Taylor, Gilbert and Saphronia Kelter and son Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor
The Taylors, Gilbert (c. 1843-1910) and Saphronia (d. 1897), from Louisville, KY, were the parents of Marshall Walter Taylor, "The Colored Cyclone." Marshall (1878-1932) was a champion cyclist who won the annual one-mile track cycling championship in 1899, 1900, and 1901.
Marshall, nicknamed "Major," was born outside Indianapolis, IN, where his parents had migrated from Kentucky. Gilbert Taylor, who had served in the Union Army, earned a living as a laborer. He died in Chicago in 1910 and was buried in Indianapolis.
For more see Major Taylor: the extraordinary career of a champion bicycle racer, by A. Ritchie; and the Major Taylor Association, Inc. website.