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Allen, Anthony, Sr.

(born: December 2, 1860  -  died: April 9, 1933) 

Anthony Allen, Sr. was a horse trainer from Lexington, KY, who lived in Baltimore, MD. He was born in 1860, the son of Daniel and Caroline Allen [sources: 1880 U.S. Federal Census; and 1870 Freedman's Bank Record #239]. In 1900, Anthony Allen, Sr. 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, Sr. 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, Sr. was listed with no job title; his wife Mary was the proprietor of a lunch room [source: U.S. Federal Census]. Anthony Allen, Sr. 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, Sr. listed as a horse trainer.

According to the Maryland Certificate of Death for Anthony Allen, Sr., he was born December 2, 1860 in Lexington, KY, and he died April 9, 1933 in Baltimore, MD [source: Certificate of Death, File No.36620, Registered No.236, in Ancestry].

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