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John Francis Black
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1855
Millerstown
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1916
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

With his wife Catherine and sons William and John J.

"The esteem in which Mr. Black was regarded by oil men of the United States is fittingly set forth in a letter to him written by R. E. Brooks, president of the Producers Oil Company, which arrived while the oil man was dying. The letter is as follows:

Dear Mr. Black--
It is with the deepest regret and sorrow we learn of your continued illness and present serious condition. It is not my purpose to express hopes for the improvement of that condition which may have no justification in fact, but I do wish to avail myself of this opportunity to go on record in expressing the high appreciation of the Producers Oil Company, and myself personally, and every one connected with this company, for the years of faithful, intelligent and efficient service you have rendered this company. While you have always been quiet, modest and unassuming in your demeanor, never seeking for personal advantage in any line yet your absolute fidelity to this company, your untiring efforts, both day and night, in the advancement of the interests of this company, and the wise and mature judgment you have always displayed in handling the business of the company has firmly established your position in the company's affairs as one of its most valued managers.

The high esteem in which you have always been held by your men and their unswerving devotion to you at all times is the highest testimonial that could be given as to the kind, considerate and just treatment you have always given your fellow man. I can say with all sincerity that I have
never heard a human being, employee of the company, nor outsider, ever say one harmful word of John Black.

You have set a mark in the life you have led that will serve as an inspiration for your children and friends. An honorable, useful and successful life, without a blemish or stain, true to every duty and trust, is a noble and precious heritage for your family and friends that will be an
unfailing source of comfort when you have finished your work here on earth.

I know from the quiet courage of your character that you will look the inevitable squarely in the face, make arrangement of your affairs in an orderly and careful manner and trust the future to the judgment of an all-seeing providence, which sees and knows the hearts of men, and when
judgment is rendered for "deeds done in the body" I feel that John F. Black will receive the reward due to all of whom it can be said "Well done, thou good and faithful servant".

Every man in our organization joins me in expression of profound regret for your condition but we are proud of the courageous manner in which you meet it and beg to assure you of our most sincere regard and esteem.

Yours Truly,
R. E. Brooks"
 (bio by: Susan Roach) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Patrick Black (1811 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Shields Black (1818 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Helen Kearns Black (1861 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Anna E Black Carney (1887 - 1983)*
  William Alfred Black (1888 - 1957)*
  John J. Black (1890 - 1960)*
  Charles Arnold Black (1898 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sylvester John Black (1836 - 1905)**
  Margaret Alice Black (1838 - ____)**
  Mary Black (1840 - ____)**
  Anna Philamina Black Nugent (1842 - 1924)**
  Isabel J. Black Wilkinson (1845 - 1932)**
  Joseph James Black (1847 - 1931)**
  Katherine Black (1848 - 1916)**
  Michael F. Black (1850 - 1928)*
  James S. Black (1852 - 1893)*
  Mary Alice Black Bostaph (1853 - 1938)*
  John Francis Black (1855 - 1916)
  Margaret Black McKeever (1857 - 1913)*
  Agnes Sarah Black Griffin (1859 - 1930)*
  William Patrick Black (1863 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Sec. 1 Lot 1
 
Created by: MLane
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43299951
John Francis Black
Added by: Susan Roach
 
John Francis Black
Added by: MLane
 
John Francis Black
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