William Valentine Black

Brief Life History of William Valentine

When William Valentine Black was born on 21 February 1832, in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, William Young Black, was 47 and his mother, Jane Johnston, was 30. He married Almira Murry Ayers on 27 February 1855, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850 and Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 April 1927, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Valentine Black
1832–1927
Victoria Ayers
1839–1924
Marriage: 4 April 1857
Mary Black
1858–1862
George Ayers Black
1861–1908
Agnes Black
1863–1964
Minerva Black
1865–1868
Ira Adelbert Black
1868–1878
Justin Black
1870–1875
Black
1872–1872
Joseph Valentine Black
1873–1940
Clara Black
1874–1958
Victoria Black
1877–1933
Albert Caleb Black
1878–1967
Marietta Black
1881–1967
Marion Black
1881–1973
Delores Lois Black
1883–1915
William Alonzo Black
1886–1953
Oral Black
1904–1970

Sources (66)

  • William Black in household of Jane Black, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William V Black & Victoria Ayers, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" (1891)
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance

The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.

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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I have read with interest the biographical sketches of our pioneer mothers and grandmothers’ lives that have appeared in the Deseret News. How true is the statement: “The hand that rocks the cradle …

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