James Jacob Black

6 May 1897–28 February 1954 (Age 56)
Blairsville,Pa

The Life of James Jacob

When James Jacob Black was born on 6 May 1897, his father, James Casper Parker Black, was 26 and his mother, Laura Alice Mikesell, was 21. He lived in Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Blairsville, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 28 February 1954, at the age of 56.

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James Jacob Black
1897–1954
Sarah Elsie Stiffey
1897–1923

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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  • James J Black in household of James Black, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Black in household of James Black, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James J Black in household of James C Black, "United States Census, 1900"

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