Moses Edward Black

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

The Life 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 3 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
Iva Black Barger
1886–1940
Howard Black
1889–1978
Belia May Black
1892–1922
Ardell W. Black
1896–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 November 1885
Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Ephriam M Black

    Male1833–1917Male

    Martha Jane Richardson

    Female1837–1919Female

siblings

(7)

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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

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)

  • Moses E Black in household of Ephraim Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses E Black, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Moses E Black in household of E M Black, "United States Census, 1880"

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