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Robert J. Black
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1899
Lima
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1940
Magnolia
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA

"Bob was the youngest of seven children. His mother was 43 and his father 52, when he was born in Lima, Ohio. He was raised in the Catholic faith, likely attending St. Rose Church while living at 431 N. McDonel Street in Lima. When he was very young his oldest sister Agnes assisted with his rearing as his father traveled regularly to obtain work in the oil fields.

On February 13, 1918, when he was 18, Bob enlisted at the Columbus Barracks in Ohio in the U.S. Regular Army. He was assigned to the Flying School Detachment of Air Service Aeronautics Kelly Field Texas, then the Armorers School in Fairfield, Ohio, and subsequently to Squadron F Taliaferro Field, Texas. He received an honorable discharge as a Private on January 17, 1919.

After his military service he began work in the oil fields, working with his father and brothers-in-law at times. They were in Oklahoma when he met his bride, Mae House, and they married in Kansas or Oklahoma about 1926. Mae was a small-framed lady, thinly built with ash-blonde hair with a reddish tinge. Bob himself had thick, dark red hair. Mae was good-natured and a hard-working lady and they enjoyed their life together. They never had any children.

When he was 31 years old Bob's father died and two years later his mother died. Seven years later on February 18, 1940, Robert Black fell 40 feet to his death while working on a gasoline extraction plant under construction in Arkansas. He was employed as a pipe-fitter and apparently was overcome by escaping gas. Bob had a medium build and was of medium height. He was only forty years old when he died so tragically."

Thank you to Find-A-Grave member Susan Roach for contributing this biography. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph James Black (1847 - 1931)
  Virginia Jane Patterson Black (1856 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Mae Farron House Black (1901 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Agnes Black Rogers (1878 - 1955)*
  William Sylvester Black (1881 - 1909)*
  Genevieve Anna Stein (1885 - 1948)*
  Mary Isabelle Black Best (1887 - 1982)*
  Joseph James Black (1889 - 1966)*
  Edna Elizabeth Black McColloch (1895 - 1961)*
  Robert J. Black (1899 - 1940)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Burial Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Ranee
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60989910
Robert J. Black
Added by: Susan Roach
 
Robert J. Black
Added by: Susan Roach
 
Robert J. Black
Added by: Susan Roach
 
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