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James Finley Black
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1842
Death: Jan. 13, 1905

Courtesy of Bob Lee
From the Frankfort Banner and Frankfort Weekly Times.

Death Date: January 13, 1905
Did Not Rally From Effects of Operation to Relieve Intestinal Hernia -- The Funeral Sunday.
At 1 o'clock Friday occurred the death of Finley BLACK, at his home in Michigantown. His demise was due to shock from a surgical operation to relieve intestinal hernia. Mr. Black was taken sick about a week ago and thought his illness was due to a strain while shoeing a horse. He continued to grow worse until the attending physicians determined that the trouble was due to hernia and that an operation was the only thing that could stay the hand of death. The operation was successfully performed yesterday morning by Dr. Eastman, of Indianapolis, assisted by Dr. S. B. Sims, of this city, Dr. Suhre, of Forest, and Dr. C. A. Zinn, of Michigantown. The operation was a success from a surgical standpoint but the patient failed to rally and died without recovering consciousness.

The deceased was sixty-two years of age, having been born in Montgomery county, August 18, 1842. He came to this county in early manhood and took up his residence in Michigantown, where he followed the trade of blacksmith. He served as a member of Co. B., 154th Ind. in the Civil War. He was married April 18, 1869 to Mrs. Hannah REED GRAY, who survives him. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter D. KELLY, and one step-daughter, Mrs. A. R. LOWDEN, of Michigantown, also one sister, Mrs. Mary WILMOTH of Indianapolis, and a brother, Uriah BLACK, at the Soldiers' Home at Marion.

The funeral services were held Sunday at the residence. The burial was at the Whiteman cemetery under the auspices of the G. A. R. to which he belonged
Source: Frankfort Weekly Times, Frankfort, IN Saturday January 14, 1905 Page 1

Well Known Michigantown Blacksmith -- Was Afflicted With Internal Hernia
Finley Black, of Michigantown, died at 1 o'clock last Friday from the effect of internal hernia and a surgical operation for the same. He had been sick about a week and it was decided that the only chance to save his life was to perform an operation and that that was a ... slim one. The operation was performed this morning and the sea. of the trouble removed, but the patient did not rally from the shock and his death followed a few hours after submitting himself to the knife.
Deceased was sixty-two years of age and leaves a wife and several children. He was a blacksmith by trade, a man of steady and industrious habits and had been a resident of Michigantown for several years. No arrangements have yet been made for his funeral.
(Note: Finley Black is J. F. Black, Blacksmith, Michigantown)
Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, January, 14, 1905 Page 1
Family links: 
  Uri Black (1806 - 1882)
  Mary Ann Wolf Black (1812 - 1880)
  Hannah J Grey Black (1838 - 1907)*
  Henry Black (1837 - ____)*
  David Black (1839 - 1898)*
  James Finley Black (1842 - 1905)
  Uriah Black (1845 - 1915)*
  Mary Elizabeth Black Wilmoth (1851 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Whiteman Cemetery
Clinton County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section D
Created by: vclarke65
Record added: Dec 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12598253
James Finley Black
Added by: vclarke65
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- Bob Lee
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