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date: 17 August 2019

Markey, Lucille Parker Wrightlocked

(11 December 1888–24 July 1982)
  • Louis J. Hector

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Markey, Lucille Parker Wright (11 December 1888–24 July 1982), thoroughbred breeder, stable owner, and philanthropist, was born in Tolesboro, Kentucky, the daughter of John Winslow Parker, a wealthy tobacco grower, and Belle Owens. Little is known about her life before 1919, when she married Warren Wright, the president of his family’s Calumet Baking Powder Company. A few years later Markey and her husband arrived at Calumet Farm, a trotting horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, which was established by Wright’s father. She would be intimately involved with Calumet Farm the rest of her life....

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