|Birth: ||May 7, 1864|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1925|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Millard County Progress
IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE W. BLACK
With visitors from practically every town and settlement in Millard County in attendance, the funeral services for George W. Black of this city were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Fillmore 1st Ward Chapel. Two of the largest families it is believed in the entire State of Utah were represented at that funeral. Two families who have done much in the promotion of Millard County and the permanent settlements of Utah, the Black family of which Mr. George W. Black was a member and the Robison family of which his wife Birdie S. Robison belongs.
The funeral was in charge of Bishop Don C. Wixom of Fillmore 2nd Ward. The choir rendered beautiful music and solo and quartet numbers by Mrs. Stella Day, Katherine Rasmussen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carling and Edward Nelson. Invocation was offered by Bishop Parker Robison of the Fillmore 1st Ward. The speakers were Peter L. Brunson, President Willis E. Robison, H.E. Maxfield, President of the Board of Education of Millard County; Joseph F. Anderson, Principal of Millard County High School and A.A. Hinckley, President of the Deseret Stake. Benediction was pronounced by President John Beckstrand. Interment was at the Fillmore cemetery and a large cortege followed the body. The casket was bedded in profuse floral display. Many beautiful wreaths were sent from out of town.
George Warren Black, one of the best known citizens of Millard County died in a hospital at Salt Lake City, Saturday morning, November 21st, following an operation. He was born in Kane County, 61 years ago and as a small boy was taken by his father, Bishop Joseph S. Black and the family to Deseret in Millard County. In his youth with his father, he was engaged in construction work and in his early teens he spent months from home helping to construct the Union Pacific Railroad. He spent his life in Millard County engaged in civil affairs, having served the city of Fillmore in numerous capacities. He was known as a leader in every community movement and particularly along agricultural lines.
In 1885 he was married to Birdie S. Robison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Robison and this union has continued for more the 40 years and twelve children have been born, ten of whom survive their father, Dr. Benjamin W. Black of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Hugh Hilton of Hinckley, Mrs. Loa Hanson, Mrs. Ora Hanson, Mr. Wells Black, Mr. Willis Black, Mr. Vernon Black, Miss Joy Black and Mrs. Orvil Starley all of Fillmore and Dr. Joel R. Black of Salt Lake City. All of the children named above together with a large number of relatives and friends of the immediate family were in attendance.
Birdie Susannah Robison Black (1865 - 1933)*
Chloe Susannah Black Hilton (1888 - 1972)*
Joseph La Voy Black (1890 - 1891)*
Loa Cynthia Black Hanson (1891 - 1986)*
Ora Rose Hanson (1893 - 1955)*
Dennis Wells Black (1895 - 1974)*
Willis Eugene Black (1896 - 1983)*
Joel Robinson Black (1898 - 1985)*
Alzina Fern Black Starley (1899 - 1980)*
Delsa Jean Black (1901 - 1919)*
Collier Vernon Black (1904 - 1938)*
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Originally Created by: Gail Allred
Record added: Apr 20, 2011
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