William Genis Black

23 September 1833–18 September 1904 (Age 70)
West Auckland, Durham, England

The Life Summary of William Genis

When William Genis Black was born on 23 September 1833, in West Auckland, Durham, England, his father, Nicholas Black, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Jennison, was 22. He married Mary Belinda Bacon on 28 July 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Eight Mile, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 18 September 1904, in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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William Genis Black
Mary Belinda Bacon
Marriage: 28 July 1860
Desseret Elizabeth Black
Mary Celestia Black
Rosetta Lillie Black
Olive Jane Black
Jessie Gerlida Black
William Genies Black
Hattie Isabel Black
Daisy Black
Charles Edmond Black
Effie Black
Chauncy Scott Black
Leo Burdett Black
Ambrose Black

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  • Marriage
    28 July 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Sources (49)

    • Wm Black in household of Nicholas Black, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Black in entry for Mary C. Harris, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • William Black in household of Nicholas Black, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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