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Clinton Black
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1840
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1923
Kingman County
Kansas, USA

Son of Margaret Lamb & Christopher Black.

Brother of Franklin Black, Elizabeth L. Black Evans, Henry C. Black, Rachel Black Smith, Catherine Black Tennyson, and Caroline Black Stuck.

First marriage to Paulina Patience Garrett 12 Feb 1861 Mason County, Illinois (Marriage record says Melvina Patient Garrett).

Second marriage to Persia Sizelove 2 Mar 1868 Mason County, Illinois. To this union was born eight children.

Civil War Veteran
Co. D, 85th Reg. IL Volunteer Infantry

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by Henry J. Aten, 1901

Pages 393 - 407

CLINTON BLACK, aged twenty-two, married, farmer, born in Illinois, and enlisted from Bath. Served with his company through all the campaigns in which the regiment was engaged until severely wounded in the fight at Buzzard Roost, Georgia, February 25, 1864. He was sent to the hospital, where he was discharged November 1, 1864. He is farming near Turon, Reno county, Kansas.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy.

The Leader-Courier
Kingman, KS
Friday, January 26, 1923


Clinton Black, a resident of Kingman county for aout [sic] 30 years, died at his home in the Fourth Ward yesterday morning, January 25th. Funeral arrangements had not been definitely arranged when this story was written, but they will probably be tomorrow afternoon.

Mr. Black had suffered from kidney trouble for a number of years and the past year he has been confined to his home a greater part of the time. For the past several weeks he has been bedfast and for several days his family knew the end was near.

Mr. Black served in the Union forces during the Civil War and was a member of the 85th Illinois Infantry. He was an active member of the local post of the G. A. R. He was married in 1868 at Havana, Illinois and came to Kingman from Reno County in the nineties. He was 84 years old at the time of his death.

Besides his wife he leaves five children to mourn their loss. Two other children have preceded him in death.

The Kingman Journal
Kingman, KS
Friday, February 2, 1923


The funeral of Clinton C. Black, who passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1923, was held from the Christian church at 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Rev. A. J. Aikins had charge of the services. Interment was made at Walnut Hill cemetery.

The death of Mr. Black takes another member of the ranks of the Kingman G. A. R. Post.

He leaves to mourn his death his aged wife, who is very ill, and six children: W. C. Black of Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Eva Spiker of Pawhuska, Okla., Mrs. Luda Shockley of Enid, Okla., Mrs. Etta McOsker of Winchester, Okla., Della Black and Lelia Sinnett of this city.

Clinton Black was born in Hancock county, Ill.[sic], on Feb 16, 1840. He served as a federal officer in the 85th Ill. Vol. Inf. about three years, taking part in several engagements. On March 2, 1868, he was united in marriage at Havana, Ill., to Persia Sizelove. Mr. and Mrs. Black moved to Reno county in 1880 and came to this city about twenty years ago, where he has lived since.

During the Hamilton meeting in 1910 Mr. Black confessed his faith in Christ and has followed closely the teachings of his Master since. Mr. Black as stated in the service Saturday, came to church many times when others would have thought themselves too sick to even sit up. He loved his Master and loved to be in his place of worship. While his years of Christian experience were short in comparison to the years he lived, he proved himself a devout Christian to his fellowmen during this short period. He will be greatly missed at church as well as on the streets of Kingman.
Family links: 
  Persia Sizelove Black (1846 - 1934)
  Paulina Patient Garrett Black (____ - 1865)*
  William Clinton Black (1868 - 1957)*
  Eva P. Black Maylen Whitney (1871 - 1957)*
  Luda B. Black Shockley (1873 - 1962)*
  Hattie Catherine Black (1875 - 1880)*
  Mary E. Black McOsker (1878 - 1968)*
  K. Black (1879 - 1880)*
  Della Black Sinnett (1885 - 1971)*
  Leila Black Sinnett (1889 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Kingman County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 047-O-15-07
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Record added: Jun 20, 2007
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Clinton Black
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