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James Ivor Black
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Birth: Apr., 1900
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1915
Fort Macleod
Alberta, Canada

Son of Charles Newton Black, Sr. and Eleanor Dougall Black.

Charles N. Black Sr and Thomas C. Dougall (his brother-in-law) purchased property near Fort McLeod, Alberta Canada in 1909 for the purpose of raising wheat and livestock. Charles and Thomas went to Canada to build a home and then returned to the US for the family. The family (Charles, Eleanor Dougall Black, Charles Jr. and James Ivor) as well as Thomas (Eleanor's brother) and Thomas' daughter Margaret, arrived Ft. McLeod on April 22, 1910. Charles and Thomas also founded the first school district in the area in 1913. James Ivor was the first janitor at the school which opened in 1914, he made a salary of $8.00 per month! After a number of years of poor crops, the Blacks and Dougalls returned to Chicago in 1922. They continued to rent the farm until 1933, when Charles Black Sr. died. Eleanor returned to Ft. McLeod in 1934 to sell the farm. The farm was purchased by Arnold Champney. Of other note during that time, Charles Jr. was a member of the Royal Canadian Army in 1917 and 1918.

James Ivor contracted typhoid fever October 7, 1915 and died a week later on Oct. 14th. He was buried in Ft. McLeod and moved to Rosehill Cemetery in either 1928 or 1929. 
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sharon Haskin Galitz
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73957211
James Ivor Black
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