Anna Lou Black

Female2 January 1923–24 January 1939

Brief Life History of Anna Lou

When Anna Lou Black was born on 2 January 1923, in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States, her father, Parker Clayton Black, was 28 and her mother, Susanna Reta "Leta" McCandless, was 25. She lived in Buffalo District, Clay, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 24 January 1939, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parker Clayton Black
Susanna Reta "Leta" McCandless
Anna Lou Black
David R. Black
Richard Clayton Black
Helen Lucille Black

Sources (4)

  • Anna L Black in household of Parker C Black, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna Lou Black, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anna Lou Black, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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World Events (6)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Age 8

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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