Moses Edward Black

1866–after 1920 (Age 54)
Union, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Moses Edward

When Moses Edward Black was born in 1866, in Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Ephriam M Black, was 33 and his mother, Martha Jane Richardson, was 29. He married Minnie H. Tweedy on 22 November 1885, in Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died after 1920, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Moses Edward Black
1866–1920
Minnie H. Tweedy
1865–1922
Marriage: 22 November 1885
Iva Elizabeth Black
1886–1968
Howard Black
1889–1978
Belia May Black
1892–1922
Ardell W. Black
1896–1974

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1885Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 0
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1871
    Age 5
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 15
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Blagg
    Blake
    Blackie
    Blackson
    Block
    Blacklock
    Blatch
    Blackett

    Sources (13)

    • Moses E Black in household of Ephraim Black, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Moses E Black, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • M. E. Black in entry for Belia May Hiller, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

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