Joseph William Black

8 June 1915–21 August 2002 (Age 87)
Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Black was born on 8 June 1915, in Kemmerer, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, Alexander Black, was 29 and his mother, Rose Alice Fearn, was 17. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Lavena Lillian Sanford. He lived in Election District 1, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1940 and Wyoming, United States in 1979. In 1940, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as laborer for wpa in Kemmerer, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. He died on 21 August 2002, in Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Colombia.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Black
Lavena Lillian Sanford
Shirley Josephine Black
William Leon Black

Spouse and Children



    Shirley Josephine Black


    William Leon Black


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    Alexander Black


    Earl Black



    Elizabeth Marcelle Black


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 7

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Age 24

World War II. Colombia helps the United States to keep the Panama Canal open.

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)

  • Joseph William Black in household of Alexander Black, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joe Black, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph W Black in household of Alex Black, "United States Census, 1920"

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