From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Allen, Anthony, Sr.

(born: 1857) 

Anthony Allen was a horse trainer from Lexington, KY, who lived in Baltimore, MD. He was born in 1857, the son of Daniel and Caroline Allen [sources: 1880 U.S. Federal Census; and 1870 Freedman's Bank Record #239]. In 1900, Anthony Allen was the husband of Mary F. Allen; the family of four lived in Baltimore, MD, on Cathedral Street [source: U.S. Federal Census]; they had lived at 936 Brevard Street earlier [source: R. L. Polk & Co.'s Baltimore City Directory for 1900, p. 82]. In 1910 there were five children in the family, and in 1920 the family of six lived at 122 Patapsco Avenue [source: U.S. Federal Census; and Baltimore City Directory, 1920, p. 349]. In 1920, Anthony Allen spent part of the year as a horse trainer in Delaware County, PA, and part of the year in Baltimore, MD [source: U.S. Federal Census]. By 1930, Anthony Allen was listed with no job title; his wife Mary was the proprietor of a lunch room [source: U.S. Federal Census]. Anthony Allen is named in the last paragraph of the article, "They will live as long as racing does," Capital Plaindealer, 12/20/1936, p. 6. There are a number of articles in the Sun and listings in the Daily Racing Form with Anthony Allen listed as a horse trainer.

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NKAA Source: R. L. Polk & Co.'s Baltimore city directory for ... (annual)
NKAA Source: Baltimore city directory for the year commencing ... (annual)
NKAA Source: The Capital plaindealer (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Sun (or Baltimore Sun) (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Daily racing form (serial)

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