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

Spradling, William Wallace

(born: 1866  -  died: 1940) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Spradling owned more real estate in Louisville than any other African American. He was Vice President of the Louisville Cemetery Association and Director of the Falls City Realty Co. He served as vice president of First Standard Bank, the first African American bank in Kentucky. Spradling was a delegate to the convention that nominated Republican Mayor Grinstead in 1907. He was the son of Washington and Henrietta Richardson Spradling, and the husband of Mary E. Wilson Spradling (1876-1964), who was born in KY. The couple had lived at 501 Rose Lane Street, according to William Spradling's death certificate. For more see Who's Who of the Colored Race, 1915.


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NKAA Entry: First Standard Bank (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: Who's who of the colored race : a general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent, v.1 (1915)

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NKAA Entry:  First Standard Bank (Louisville, KY)

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