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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Moses Edward Black
Minnie H. Tweedy
Marriage: 22 November 1885
Iva Elizabeth Black
Iva Black Barger
Howard Black
Belia May Black
Ardell W. Black

Spouse and Children

22 November 1885
Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ephriam M Black


    Martha Jane Richardson




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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.

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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