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Breckinridge, Thomas, and Holmes - Undertakers (Xenia, OH)

In 1902, three former teachers in Kentucky opened an undertaking business in Xenia, OH. One of the owners, Prof. A. W. Breckinridge (b. 1863 in Kentucky), who had served as principal of the Colored schools in Midway, KY, for 17 years and was a former president of the Kentucky Colored Teachers Association [later named the Kentucky Negro Educational Association (KNEA)]. His wife, Annie, was a teacher at the school. Breckinridge had also owned a grocery store in Midway. A second owner of the undertaking business, J. D. Thomas, had been a teacher in Kentucky colored schools for 20 years. He was the former assistant secretary of the Colored Fair Association of Bourbon County. The third owner, F. E. Holmes, had also taught school in Kentucky, but had left for employment with the U.S. Revenue Service. He was a graduate of the School of Embalming in Cincinnati. For more see "Interesting Doings in Colored Society," [Xenia] Daily Gazette, 07/03/1902, p. 2.

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NKAA Entry: Kentucky Negro Educational Association (KNEA)
NKAA Entry: Agricultural and Mechanical Association of the Colored People of Bourbon County
NKAA Entry: African American Schools in Woodford County, KY
NKAA Entry: Agricultural and Mechanical Association of the Colored People of Bourbon County
NKAA Source: Xenia daily gazette (newspaper)

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