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Sgt John M Black
Birth: 1880
Death: Sep. 7, 1918

DUNCANSVILLE MAN WAS KILLED SEPTEMBER 30
Sergeant John M. Black of Duncansville, a member of Company G of the old 10th regiment, was killed in action on Sept. 30, according to a message received by a sister, Mrs. Gus Andrews, of Duncansville. Before enlisting in the army John resided in Gaysport. He was prominent in athletic circles in the county. Sergeant Black enlisted in Company G when the Blair unit was mobilized to war strength in July, 1917, and his knowledge of military affairs soon won for him several promotions. He previously served four years in the U.S. navy and for a time had been in the U.S. marine. John M. Black was a son of Adam, deceased, and Mrs. Mary Black of Duncansville and was aged 36 years. He made his home with a sister, Mrs. Gus Andrews, in Gaysport, for a number of years, and before enlisting was a brakeman for the Pennsy. Previous to that time he was chief engineer for the Thermic Ice company. Surviving are the mother and five sisters and one brother: Mrs. Olive Gibboney of Cresson, Mrs. Armula Stewart of Altoona, Mrs. Etta Shipe of Juniata, Mrs. Gus Andrews of Gaysport, Mrs. Isaiah Culbert of Duncansville and Charles Glenn of Juniata. Sergeant Black was prominent in county athletics. He was the manager and captain of the veteran Duncansville club of several years ago and played third base. He occupied the hot corner for the P.R.R. Trainmen and Hollidaysburg teams in the Pennsy league with Middle divisions. He captained the Company G team in Altoona a year ago when the unit was awaiting orders to camp. When in the navy he was a member of the navy baseball and football teams. He is the second boy from Hollidaysburg district to give his life for humanity, in Frances, James Watson Kephart being the other.

Altoona Times, Altoona, Pa., Tuesday Morning, October 15, 1918
John Michael Black was awarded The Distinguished Service
Cross.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Adam Black (1840 - 1897)
  Mary E. Trexler Black (1847 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  Olive L. Black Gibboney (1868 - 1958)*
  Elmira Black Colbert (1870 - 1937)*
  Araminta M Black Stewart (1872 - 1959)*
  Mary A Black Andrews (1876 - 1949)*
  John M Black (1880 - 1918)
  Etta Catherine Black Shipe (1885 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Killed 9/7/1918 WWI
 
Note: Sgt. Co G 110th INf. 28 Div AEF
 
Burial:
Carson Valley Cemetery
Duncansville
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: 135 - 30
GPS (lat/lon): 40.44775, -78.4353
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Jul 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7658116
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