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Mary Leal Harkness Black
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1866
Garden Grove
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1934
Highland Park
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Note: memorial updated with DOB location of Gaarden City, Decatur county, Iowa per a 1920 U.S. passport application found on Ancestry.com that is relevant to Mary Harkness Black. Her obituary did not state her birth location, and since she died in Illinois there was, obviously, no Iowa death record to consult when this memorial was originally entered.

//rkt September 29, 2013
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Daughter of Prof. Richard A. Harkness and Susan/Susie B Humeston Harkness.

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Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger
Monday, January 22, 1934

MRS. MARY H. BLACK IS DEAD; FUNERAL HERE

Lived in Panora, Iowa, In Recent Years; Died In Illinois

Mrs. Mary HARKNESS BLACK, a former resident of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, at the home of her brother, Dr. Carl HARKNESS at Highland Park, Ill., according to word received here this morning by friends of the family. The funeral wil be held in Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, from the First Prebyterian church. Interment will be in the HARKNESS family lot in Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. BLACK was a daughter of Prof. and Mrs. R. A. HARKNESS (sic. Richard A HARKNESS), Prof. HARKNESS being one of the strongest faculty members of Parsons college here a number of years ago. Mrs. BLACK was graduated from Parsons college in 1884. Her husband, the Rev. S. Charles BLACK, was graduated from the same college in 1892.

Mrs. BLACK also received her Master of Arts degree from Parsons in 1887; her Ph. D degree was conferred by Tulane University in 1900, and in 1918 Parsons college conferred upon her the title of Litt. D.

For some years Mrs. BLACK has made her home at Panora, Ia. Several weeks ago she was removed to the Methodist hospital in Des Moines and from there she was taken to the home of her brother in Highland Park. She was 64 years of age.

The body will be brought to Fairfield tomorrow from Highland Park and taken to the Presbyterian church. Rev. Gilbert Voorhies, pastor of the church, will have charge of the funeral service.

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Note: The full given name was Mary Leal HARKNESS. She married Samuel Charles Black on June 29, 1921 in Fairfield, Iowa, and while they were on an extended wedding honeymoon to states out west, he suddenly died while in Denver, Colorado, just about four weeks after the marriage. His body was returned to Iowa and he was buried in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page county, Iowa (his parents and first wife were buried there as well). 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard A Harkness (1839 - 1918)
  Susan B Humeston Harkness (1845 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Charles Black (1869 - 1921)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Leal Harkness Black (1866 - 1934)
  Susie Alice Harkness Brown (1874 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Fairfield
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 2nd.215
 
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: May 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69205323
Mary Leal <i>Harkness</i> Black
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
Mary Leal <i>Harkness</i> Black
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
Mary Leal <i>Harkness</i> Black
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