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Henry Clugston Black
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1893
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1919
McDonough County
Illinois, USA

From the Industry Press Newspaper
Obituary of Henry C. Black :

Henry C. Black passed away at the Holmes hospital in Macomb at 8:00 o'clock Monday morning of tuberculosis of the bowels. His age was 26 years and 1 day. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.T. Rodgers. Interment was made in the Doddsville cemetery.

Henry C., son of Sarah Frances ( Clugston ) and John Allison Black, was born near Doddsville, Aug. 3, 1893, and when about nine years of age moved with his parents to Macomb which has since been his home. He attended the public schools of that city and graduated from the Western State Normal in the class of 1913, and the following year attended the University of Illinois. After completing his education he was employed as a clerk at the Fellheimer clothing store for a number of years.

On Dec. 15, 1917, he enlisted in the service of his country, and was assigned to duty at Jefferson Barracks and was transferred to San Antonio, Texas, and later was sent to New Jersey, from where he expected to be sent for service overseas. However, owing to his experience and efficiency in the clothing business, he was detailed to remain in this country and was kept in the quartermaster's department during the time he was there. He remained in the service until the close of the war when he received his discharge.

During his term of service, his health began to fail and after receiving his discharge, he went to Excelsior Springs, Mo. for treatment and not receiving any benefit, he returned to Macomb in April of this year and entered the Holmes hospital. His case was diagnosed as tuberculosis of the bowels and from the first his chances were known to be slight. He fought bravely and with true courage until the disease, complicated with spinal meningitis, made even hope impossible, and he gradually failed, becoming unconscious a few days preceding his death, and passed to the better land at the hour above mentioned.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a clean, honest and upright young man who had won and kept the respect of all who knew him.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Randolph of near Doddsville, and George of near New Philadelphia, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Prather of Roseville.

Family links: 
  John Allison Black (1851 - 1922)
  Sarah Frances Clugston Black (1853 - 1943)
  John Randolph Black (1885 - 1938)*
  Henry Clugston Black (1893 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
Doddsville Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Skeety
Record added: May 07, 2012
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Henry Clugston Black
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