Samuel T Black

6 April 1862–20 May 1930 (Age 68)
Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Samuel T

When Samuel T Black was born on 6 April 1862, in Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Alexander Black, was 40 and his mother, Anna Mariah Wagner, was 38. He married Elizabeth Blanche Fiester on 1 July 1889, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Edgewood Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1900. He died on 20 May 1930, in Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States.

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Samuel T Black
Dora Jeannette Wilkins
Marriage: 10 October 1899
Alexander Black
Clarence Ellard Black
Hilda Odessa Black
Earl Black
Carl Albert Black
Alva Samuel Black
Ralph Edward Black
Ada Jeannette Black
Dorothy Eveline Black
Waunevia Black

Spouse and Children

10 October 1899
Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Martin Morton Black


    Thomas Black


    Adam Black


    Jacob Black


    Benjamin Franklin Black


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Black, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Black in household of Alex Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Black, "United States Census, 1930"

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