|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1883|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1938|
From Skiatook News dated Thursday, Sept. 1, 1938.
E.R.Black, Prominent Oil Man Died Friday At Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Death came as he sat in a chair;had been on leave of absence from company since 1937;health condition believed improved at the time of his death.
The people of Skiatook and the oil industry of this section of the state suffered an irreparable loss Friday evening in the death of Mr. E.R.Black.
Though his friends had known for months that he could never regain his health, still his death came as a great shock.
Mr. and Mrs. Black moved to Skiatook from Cleveland in August of 1921 and have lived here since that time except for eight months spent in St.Louis, Pottawatamie County,OK., during the winter of 1931-32. In 1913 Mr. Black became Farm Boss for the Sinclair Oil Company and in 1921 was made District Superintendent, a position he continured to hold after the merger of Sinclair and Prairie Oil Companies. Mr. Black in his work earned the respect and friendship of hundreds of men who were employed on the different leases in the large district which extended to the Naval Reserve on the northwest, to Mounds on the south, west to Wildhorse and east to Haskell. They found him not only a boss but also a true friend. Mr. John Wolfe, Mr. Blacks superior in office was one of his best friends, and joined Mrs. Black at Eureka Springs upon receiving word of his death.
In the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Black leaves a vacant place which will be hard to fill. He was one of it's truest, most loyal supporters. As long as his health permitted, he was a regular attendant and not only enjoyed the sermon but especially appreciated the young people's singing.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge having joined the organization at Cleveland where he retained his membership.
Since March of 1937 when Mr. Black obtained leave of absence, hoping by rest and medical care to regain his health, he spent several months in a Tulsa hospital and at other times with Mrs. Black has visited different health resorts. When at home and able to do so, he spent considerable time doing the many little jobs to be done.
Mr. Black, considered old from a standpoint of years of fine service to his employers, was not old in age, having passed his 55th birthday only last April. He leaves besides his widow, two sisters and two brothers who live in Ohio and West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning Sept.3, at the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Eugene S. Tanner will officiate. He will be assisted Rev.Stanley Letcher of the Christian Church. Interment will be made in Memorial Park in Tulsa under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.
Rogers Funeral Home in Skiatook was later called
Peters Funeral Home and is currently called
Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home
Golda Frankie Black (1889 - 1955)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Sec 5, Lot 208, Space 2
Created by: Pam (Milliken) Redmond
Record added: Jul 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93320374
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