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

Brooks, James Jr. "Jim"

(born: 1888  -  died: 1904) 

Jim Brooks, a 16 year old jockey, was killed in Memphis, TN when a horse fell on him [source: "Turf News" in Lexington Leader, 01/19/1904, p.5]. Jim was the son of Laura and James Brooks, Sr., the couple lived in Lexington, KY with their four children, according to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. In 1904, Laura was a widow who was employed as a cook, and she lived on West Third Street [source: p.187 in Lexington City Directory, 1904-1905]. 

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NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Lexington city directory

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