Clinton Melford Black

Brief Life History of Clinton Melford

When Clinton Melford Black was born on 14 March 1900, in Willmont, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, John Franklin Black, was 33 and his mother, Eliza Rosetta King, was 24. He married Rosa Vida Bischoff on 4 June 1925, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950 and World for about 10 years. He died on 29 May 1989, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clinton Melford Black
Rosa Vida Bischoff
Marriage: 4 June 1925
Harvey Bischoff Black
Jean Black
Homer Bischoff Black
Francis Bischoff Black
Carol Black
Merrill Bischoff Black

Sources (36)

  • Clinton M Black, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Clinton Melford Black, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Clinton Melford Black, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.


Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.


Afrikaans recognized as South Africa's official language.

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.

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Eliza Rosetta King was welcomed into the world not only by her parents, but by Brigham Young and Orson Hyde who were guests in her home the day she was born. She had green eyes and brown hair and was …

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