Baxter Hall Black Sr.

20 May 1895–31 July 1986 (Age 91)
Stanley, Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Baxter Hall

When Baxter Hall Black Sr. was born on 20 May 1895, in Stanley, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, McLain Arlis "Dock" Black, was 19 and his mother, Eunice Constance Lay, was 21. He married Alice J. Poarch on 1 January 1916, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in South Point Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Mount Holly, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1986. He died on 31 July 1986, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Baxter Hall Black Sr.
1895–1986
Alice J. Poarch
1900–1990
Marriage: 1 January 1916
Baxter Black Jr
1933–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1916
Gaston, North Carolina, United States
children

(1)

    Baxter Black Jr

    Male1933–1998Male

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Baxter H Black, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Baxter H Black in household of Mclean Black, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hall B Black in household of Mclean Black, "United States Census, 1900"

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