James L. Boldridge
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James L. Boldridge (December 17, 1868 - May 18, 1918) was a famous horse trainer in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and is the only other African-American other than Hiram Young buried in an Independence, Missouri cemetery along with other honored city leaders/pioneers, at a time when African-American burials were segregated.
- "James Boldridge – Boldridge was among the top horse trainers in Independence, and his stable was located behind his house at 212 E. Maple Ave. Boldridge’s funeral took place at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in 1917(sic). His horse remained without a rider in the funeral procession."
- Entry 7 of "Top 10: The people and places who made up a rich black history in Independence" by Adrianne DeWeese, Independence Examiner, February 19, 2010
- "James Boldridge finally gets a tombstone: Cemetery's only black pioneer honored" p. 1, Independence Examiner, August 13, 2010, retrieved August 13, 2010.
- Death Certificate at Missouri State Archives online "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1959" (.pdf file)
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