Lina M. Black

September 1879–
Ohio, United States

The Life of Lina M.

When Lina M. Black was born in September 1879, in Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob A. Black, was 44 and her mother, Christine Sprinkle, was 42. She married Gottfried William Erfurth on 18 May 1899, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berwyn, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940.

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Gottfried William Erfurth
Lina M. Black
Marriage: 18 May 1899
Alonzo Erfurth
Herbert J. Erfurth
Ethel Erfurth
Lucile Erfurth
Helen Erfurth

Spouse and Children

18 May 1899
Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Alonzo Erfurth



    Ethel Erfurth


    Lucile Erfurth


    Helen Erfurth


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 31

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

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)

  • Sina M Erfurth in household of Godfred W Erfurth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dina Erfurth in household of Godfrey Erfurth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Linda M Erfurth in household of Godfrey W Erfurth, "United States Census, 1910"

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