Nellie Eugenia <I>Chase</I> Black

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Nellie Eugenia Chase Black

  • Birth 31 Jul 1863 Dakota, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 18 Oct 1928 North Loup, Valley County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial North Loup, Valley County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Lot 56
  • Memorial ID 114826584

"The North Loup Loyalist", North Loup, Nebraska, Friday, Oct. 26, 1928, p 1.

Nellie Eugenia Chase was born at Dakota, Waushara county, Wisconsin, on July 31, 1863, and was the daughter of Henry A. and Delia Babcock Chase, both of whom were born in New York and had come west to Wisconsin. When Nellie was very young, her parents moved to Brookfield, Missouri, where she grew to young womanhood. Among the Brookfield neighbors were the Thorngate, Crandall, Bruce and Larkin families, several of whom later settled in this vicinity. At the age of sixteen, she moved with her parents to North Loup, Nebraska, which has ever since been her home.

On December 28, 1884, she was married to E. W. Black to which union were born four children, the first dying in early infancy. The others are Georgia, now Mrs. L. O. Greene of North Loup, Lora, now Mrs. A. G. Fisher, of Edinburg, Texas, and Henry Chase Black of Detroit, Michigan. There are also ten grandchildren. She qualified as a teacher and taught a number of terms. The last term before the North Loup school was divided she was the teacher and had charge of more than eighty pupils, and after the division took place had charge of the upper room. She attended Doane College at Crete, Nebraska one year and graduated from the normal course.

She has been a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church since early womanhood and became a charter member of the Woman's Missionary Society, which was organized in April, 1882, of whom there are now but three remaining. In every way she was one of its most faithful members, was its treasurer for many years and served in other official capacities and attended its meetings as long as her health permitted her to do so. While able to come, she was a regular attendant and often a teacher in the Sabbath school. She was also one of the charter members of the No Lo Study club, where her studious ways and keen mind made her a leader. She has been an honorary member of the club for the past three years.

After the death of her father she cared for her aged mother for over four years. She has been a faithful and patient and loving mother. With all her many outside interests, her home with its duties and responsibilities, took first place in her plans. For over five years she has been in failing health and has been lovingly cared for by her husband and her daughter Georgia. She passed away very suddenly on Thursday morning, October 18, 1928, in the sixty-sixth year of her age.

Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock conducted by Rev. H. L. Polan. A mixed quartette consisting of Ava Johnson, Clara Holmes, Archie Moulton and Dell Barber sang several selections accompanied by Louise Hutchins at the piano. The pall bearers were old time friends, A. L. Crandall, E. E. Lewis, L. E. Green, Devillo Crandall, John Cruzan and Merrill McClellan.

Burial was made at the North Loup Cemetery.

Mr. Black and family have the sympathy of the community, particularly Mr. Black who is left alone after the years of faithful care of Mrs. Black during her long invalidism.


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  • Maintained by: Jon Saunders
  • Originally Created by: Starlight
  • Added: 2 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114826584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Eugenia Chase Black (31 Jul 1863–18 Oct 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114826584, citing Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, Valley County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Jon Saunders (contributor 47674050) .