Mary Elizabeth Black Hart

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jan 1920 (aged 78–79)
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 159227436 · View Source
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Daughter of Josephine Louise Culbertson and Presbyterian Reverend John Black.

Mary Elizabeth was only about six years old when her father died. She, her mother, her brother, John Charles, who was eight and her younger brother and sister, William Perkins, four and Josephine LaRose, 2 years old, moved to Danville, Vermilion, Illinois.

They were looked after by their mother's brother, James McKeney Culbertson, who lived in Danville.

Between 1848 and 1850, her mother married a widower, Dr. William Fithian. He was about 14 years older than she, and his three sons were the age of Mary's oldest brother and older.

Mary's brothers became military heroes, the older a Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, and US Congressman John Charles Black.

Her younger brother, William Perkins Black, was a Civil War Captain and also a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.


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  • Created by: history4sure
  • Added: 10 Mar 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 159227436
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Black Hart (1841–25 Jan 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 159227436, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .