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Ralph W Black
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1849
Huron County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1934
Spokane County
Washington, USA

5th of 8 children of ELAM W. BLACK & AMANDA HARRINGTON

Military: Civil War, Union Army, Company I, 23rd Illinois Infantry, Pvt

Occupation: Harnessmaker, wood machinist

Married (1): 1875, MARY BRAMAN

Two children:
1. Georgia Bell/Beth BLACK (m. Edmond Randolph Camp)
1881 - 1933
2. Bessie C. BLACK (m. unkn Winchester)
1884 - 1908

Married (2): bet 1910 & 1920 census, VIRGINIA E. "JENNIE" (MARTIN) TAFT
(1860 - 1928) b. PA - d. WA
Daughter of Thomas Jefferson Martin & Catherine Caroline Chase
Married (1): 1890, William Lawrence Taft

Black, Ralph W., brother of last above subject (William Wallace Black), was born at the same place (Monroeville, Huron county, Ohio) August 26, 1849. He was therefore in his sixteenth year when he came here with his father. At the same of his father's enlistment he also engaged in the service as a drummer. As soon as he was fairly located at the seat of war he became anxious to carry a gun. In order to gain this end he kicked in the heads of the drum, for which he was incarcerated in the guardhouse. On his release, however, he was given a gun and carried it till his discharge. Shortly after arriving here he went to Red Wing and learned the trade of harnessmaker, which he has ever since followed, here in Mazeppa since 1874. He is now manager of N.B. Smith's shop here. In 1875 Mr. Black was married to Miss Mary, daughter of Albert Braman, both of Connecticut. He has one daughter, Georgiana B., born August 28, 1881. Mr. Black agrees with his father and brother in politics. He is a member of the Mazeppa lodge, I.O.O.F.
Source: History of Wabasha County, 1884, pg 1136 
Family links: 
  Elam W Black (1814 - 1918)
  Amanda Harrington Black (1820 - 1893)
  Virginia E. Martin Taft Black (1860 - 1928)*
  William Wallace Black (1841 - 1897)*
  James Elam Black (1845 - 1918)*
  Helena Amanda Black Clemens (1846 - 1921)*
  Ralph W Black (1849 - 1934)
  Eva Lorraine Black Pehl (1859 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Memorial Terrace
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: L-15
Maintained by: Catherine Clemens...
Originally Created by: JAKE
Record added: Oct 01, 2010
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Ralph W Black
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Ralph W Black
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Ralph W Black
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