Samuel T Black

Brief Life History 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 Healdsburg Judicial Township, Sonoma, 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
William Levi Black Sr
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

Sources (37)

  • Samuel Black in household of Alex Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Black in the Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929
  • Samuel Black, "California County Marriages, 1843-1918"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

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

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

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-.

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

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