Harley Leo Black

7 August 1926–19 April 2010 (Age 83)
Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Harley Leo

When Harley Leo Black was born on 7 August 1926, in Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Harley Black, was 30 and his mother, Lois Irene Russett, was 25. He lived in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years and Sayre Township, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 19 April 2010, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 83.

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William Harley Black
Lois Irene Russett
Mayo Lee Black
Cora Fay Black
Ora Maye Black
Harley Leo Black
Eunita Irene Black

Parents and Siblings

    William Harley Black


    Lois Irene Russett




World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 3

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Harley L Black in household of Lois Black, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harley L Black in household of William H Black, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harlie Leo Black, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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