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John Andrew Black
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1890
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 16, 1961
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

He was born on 6 Jun 1890 in Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois. His parents were David and Louisa (Reed) Black.

According to his WWI Draft Registration Card in 1917, he was Medium Height and Medium Build. He had Brown Hair and Blue Eyes.

According to the 1912-1916 City Directories, he was listed as a switchman for the Illinois Central Railroad (IRCC). According to his 1917 Draft Card, he was listed as a Teamster working for Peter Whiteside in Champaign, Illinois. In the 1920 census, he was a farm laborer. By 1928, he was listed as working for Illinois Power Company. At some point he worked for the Northern Illinois Water Company as a fitter from which he retired from in 1955.

He married Mary Elizabeth Tinsman in 1912 in Champaign County, Illinois. Records indicate John had 10 children with his wife Mary (Verna, William, Glen, Eva, Minor, John Jr., Dorothy, Paul, Betty Lou, & Jack).

He died at the age of 70 at 8:25 A.M. on Tuesday, 16 May 1961 at Burnham City Hospital in Urbana, Illinois where he had been a patient for 4 weeks. Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, 19 May 1961 at Owens Funeral Home and Chapel. Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Holmes, Pastor of the Grace Methodist Church of Urbana. He was buried in the Garden of Devotion, Lot 25, Space D1 at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, Illinois.
Family links: 
  David Ira Black (1840 - 1916)
  Louisa Marie Reed Black (1855 - 1931)
  Mary Elizabeth Tinsman Black (1895 - 1984)*
  Verna Louise Black Donaldson (1913 - 1979)*
  William D Black (1914 - 1986)*
  Glen Eugene Black (1917 - 2003)*
  Eva M. Black Laughlin (1919 - 2010)*
  Minor L Black (1921 - 1999)*
  John Andrew Black (1923 - 1998)*
  Dorothy H. Black Uher (1925 - 2003)*
  Jack R Black (1934 - 1998)*
  Thomas McClellan Black (1875 - 1937)**
  Mollie G. Reed Hill (1875 - 1936)**
  Emma Ellen Black Connors (1884 - 1917)*
  Alfred Oren Black (1884 - 1936)*
  Rella Black Rubow (1889 - 1954)*
  John Andrew Black (1890 - 1961)
  Eletha Merle Black Rowland (1897 - 1942)*
  Mary Mabel Black Hart (1900 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Grandview Memorial Gardens
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Garden of Devotion, Lot 25, Plot D1
Created by: Tom Richardson
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75166581
John Andrew Black
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John Andrew Black
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John Andrew Black
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