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Lane, Allie Sylvester

(born: 1900) 

In 1922, Allie Lane became the first African American auctioneer at the Mt. Sterling Court Day markets [source: "Colored auctioneer," The Mt. Sterling Advocate, 4/20/1922, p. 4].

Lane lived in Sideview, Montgomery County, KY, according to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census. He was the son of Josie Lane. The entire family of six lived in Sharpsburg, KY in 1910 [source: U.S. Federal Census]. By 1936, Allie had left Kentucky with his wife, Kentucky-native Woodie M. Lane; the couple lived at 424 Turpin Lane in Dayton, OH [source: Williams' Dayton Directory for 1936, p. 710]. Four years later, Allie was a farm laborer in Dayton [source: U.S. Federal Census]. He and his wife lived with Woodie's mother on Stepstone Pike. In 1944, Allie and Woodie Lane lived in Ashland, KY at 124 15th Street; at that time, he was a laborer at Clayton-Lambert Manufacturing Company, and Woodie was a janitor at the Second National Bank [source: Polk's Ashland (Boyd County, KY.) City Directory 1944, p. 187]. According to his World War I registration card, Allie Lane was born June 4, 1900.

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NKAA Source: The Mt. Sterling advocate (newspaper)
NKAA Source: William's Dayton directory (serial)
NKAA Source: Polk's Ashland (Boyd County, KY.) city directory (serial)

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