William Ross Black

24 January 1943–9 October 1997 (Age 54)
Price, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of William Ross

When William Ross Black was born on 24 January 1943, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Martin Rex Black, was 23 and his mother, Merlin E Snow, was 21. He died on 9 October 1997, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Rex Black
1919–1991
Merlin E Snow
1921–2012
Duane Rex Black
1941–1973
William Ross Black
1943–1997

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · George Albert Smith becomes the Prophet

Age 2

After the death of Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith became the 8th Prophet of this dispensation.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 15

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Wm Ross Black in household of Martin Rex Black, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Ross Black in household of Martin Rex Black, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Ross Black in household of Martin Rex Black, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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