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

Colerane, Horace Donia, Sr.

(born: 1857  -  died: 1922) 

In 1913, Horace D. Colerane, Sr. became the first African American elected to the Winchester (KY) City Council. Colerane, a minister and a plasterer, represented the 4th ward, a predominately African American district. He was the husband of Elizabeth Combs Colerane (b.1856 in Kentucky); they were married in 1878. According to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, the family lived on Second Street in Winchester. For more see "Negro qualifies," Lexington Leader, 12/03/1913, p. 5.

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NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)

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