Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black

25 July 1859–16 June 1888 (Age 28)
Tidioute, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lorenzo Prosser Dow

When Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black was born on 25 July 1859, in Tidioute, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black, was 23 and his mother, Betsy Jane Hayes, was 26. He died on 16 June 1888, in Gratiot, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Gratiot Cemetery, Gratiot, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black
Betsy Jane Hayes
Samuel Black
Thomas Black
Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black
James Fremont Black

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 4

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 9

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Prossar Black, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • Prosser Black, "Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907"
  • Prosser Black, "Find A Grave Index"

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