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

Scott, William

(born:  -  died: 1901) 

William Scott was a jockey from Louisville, KY. In 1901, he was one of three people to die at Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, all of whom were killed by lightning strikes. Scott died when the race track stable known as Irish Row was struck by lightning [source: "Lightning Killed Three," New York Times, 07/07/1901, p. 2].

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“Scott, William,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 27, 2017,

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