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Charles Edmund Black
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1878
Pleasant Grove
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1906
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA

ID: 52215
Last Name: Black
First Name: Charles Edmund
Gender: M
Cemetery: Georgetown, Idaho
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1878
Birth Place: Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
Date Died: 8 Jul 1906
Death Place: Georgetown, Idaho
Father: William Genis Black
Mother: Mary Belinda Bacon
Spouse: Maude Smart


Charles Black, of Georgetown, was killed by lightning daring a severe thunderstorm last Sunday afternoon.
Just what time he met his death is not known, but it
is supposed to have been between 3 and 4 o'clock, as
it was between those hours that the storm prevailed.
Mr. Black left his home in the morning to put in the
day irrigating in a field a mile or more away. When
he did not return at dark, Mrs. Black became uneasy
and asked her brother-in-law, John Barkdull, to go
in search of him. In going to that section of the
field where Mr. Black was supposed to have been dur-
ing the day, Mr. Barkdull found the former's shoes
by the side of the ditch, he having them off in the
morning and put on rubber boots. Mr. Barkdull followed
the ditch a few feet further, when he stumbled over the body of Mr. Black, which was laying face downwards,
with his shovel near his side. His hat, which was
near by, was torn into shreds. Mr. Barkdull secured help and the body home.
An examination showed that the electrical current
struck him on the breast and left his body from the
inner side of the left thigh, but at these points
only were there any marks and they were slight ones.
The deceased, who was 28 years old of age, was one of Georgetown's most highly respected citizens. He was a
hard worker and strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow-men. Besides relatives he leaves
a wife and a two year old son. Mrs. Black is prostated
with grief over his sudden death, but the babe, while
he will miss his father's loving words and tender care,
will not know, until he reaches a more mature age, why
papa never came back.
The funeral was held from the Georgetown meeting house Tuesday afternoon and was attended by friends from Mont-
pelier, Bennington and Nounan. The Procession, which
followed the remains to their final resting place, was
the largest ever seen in Georgetown.

Family links: 
  William Genis Black (1831 - 1904)
  Mary Belinda Bacon Black (1844 - 1909)
  Maud Smart Hayes (1884 - 1961)
  Mary Celestia Black Harris (1862 - 1920)*
  Olive Jane Black Barkdull (1867 - 1950)*
  Jessie Gerilda Black Barkdull (1869 - 1955)*
  Daisy Black Swendsen (1876 - 1958)*
  Charles Edmund Black (1878 - 1906)
  Leo Bardett Black (1885 - 1937)*
  Ambrose Black (1888 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Georgetown Cemetery
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
Maintained by: tbeck
Originally Created by: Bruce J. Black
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45222075
Charles Edmund Black
Added by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle
Charles Edmund Black
Added by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle
Charles Edmund Black
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