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James Graham Black, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1889
Colleton
Colleton County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1957
Jasper
Hamilton County
Florida, USA

The following obituary appeared in the Florida Times Union Newspaper of Jacksonville, FL. : JASPER, June 29 J. Graham Black, 68, former state senator and well-to-do turpentine producer, died tonight. Hospitalized for two weeks with a heart attack, doctors said Black was getting along well until a second attack was fatal at 6:20 p.m. in Hamilton County Hospital. Black had extensive livestock and timber interests in addition to his turpentine producing business. He was a director of the American Turpentine Farmers Association. He served in the Florida Senate in three decades- first in 1933, again in 1943 and 1945, and finally in 1953-1956. Black was the author of the proposed amendment to the State Constitution providing a senator from each county-which would have increased the senate from 38 to 67 members. It was rejected in last years general election. A native of Bamberg, South Carolina he moved to Florida as a boy and attended schools in Duval and Suwannee Counties and Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Surviving are his wife; one son, James Graham Black, Jr. of Atlanta, GA.; two grandchildren; three brothers, R.D. Black of Gainesville, Fl., P.S. Black of New Orleans, LA., and H.J. Black of Imokalee, FL.; and one sister, Mrs. F.Y. Smith of Alachua, Fl. Reid Funeral Home is in charge. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Benjamin Black (1857 - 1929)
  Martha Sheldonia Padgett Black (1861 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie Mabelle Vickers Black (1900 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  James Graham Black (1920 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Lucas Black (1882 - 1940)*
  Natalye Isabelle Black Smith (1886 - 1973)*
  James Graham Black (1889 - 1957)
  Richard Duncan Black (1892 - 1962)*
  John Hayward Black (1900 - 1966)*
  Percy Sheldon Black (1901 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
2nd Lt. 326 GD & Fire Co. OMC WWI
 
Note: The husband of Minnie Mabelle Vickers 1900-1984.
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Jasper
Hamilton County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara Wilson Krause
Originally Created by: Alton Christie
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23271961
James Graham Black, Sr
Added by: Barbara Wilson Krause
 
James Graham Black, Sr
Added by: Alton Christie
 
James Graham Black, Sr
Added by: Alton Christie
 
 
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