When Marshal J Black was born on 24 September 1904, in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Riley Otto Black, was 26 and his mother, Martha Elmina Chastian, was 25. He married Leslie Mozelle Stanley on 17 April 1926, in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dallas Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Montezuma, Colorado, United States in 1950. He died on 30 January 1974, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Goodman Point Cemetery, Arriola, Montezuma, Colorado, United States.
English and Scottish: chiefly from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man. However, Middle English blac also meant ‘pale, wan’, a reflex of Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Blatch and Blick . With rare exceptions it is impossible to disambiguate these antithetical senses in Middle English surnames. The same difficulty arises with Blake and Block .
Scottish: in Gaelic-speaking areas this name was adopted as a translation of the epithet dubh ‘dark, black-(haired)’, or of various other names based on Gaelic dubh ‘black’, see Duff .
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames directly or indirectly derived from the adjective meaning ‘black, dark’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz and Slavic surnames beginning with Čern-, Chern- (see Chern and Cherne ), Chorn-, Crn- or Czern-.