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Spicer, Jack, Sr.

(born: 1875  -  died: 1925) 

In 1918, Jack Spicer, Sr. was sworn in as the coroner of Lee County, KY, which made him the first African American to hold an office in that county [source: "Negro official in Lee County," The Clay City Times, 1/17/1918, p. 1]. Spicer is listed as a coal miner in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. He was born March 31, 1875, according to the World War I Registration Card, and worked for the Beattyville Fuel Company.  He was the husband of Margaret Spicer. According to his death certificate [Registered No. 787], Jack Spicer was born in Jackson, KY, the son of Patsy Strong. He was a minister in Lexington, KY when he died October 19, 1925.

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