Samuel Black

Male17 August 1855–30 September 1923

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Black was born on 17 August 1855, in Tidioute, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lorenzo Prosser Dow Black, was 19 and his mother, Betsy Jane Hayes, was 22. He married Alwilda Thompson Black Johnson on 25 August 1881, in Gratiot, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Willow Lake, Clark, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 30 September 1923, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Black
1855–1923
Alwilda Thompson Black Johnson
1864–1950
Marriage: 25 August 1881
Jessie Adel Black
1882–
Myrtle May Black
1884–
Florence Pauline Black
1887–1970
Tully Fremont Black
1889–1949
Littie Ruth Black
1893–1965

Sources (19)

  • Samuel Black in household of John W Hiller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Black, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Samuel Black, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1881Gratiot, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 1

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    1863

    Age 8

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 20

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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