Bio by Cheryll Morris Sumner
Birth date discrepancy: Mar. 8 (Bible) or Mar. 9 (tombstone) 1868
James Edmond was called "Jim" and most likely named for his grandfather, James M. "Jim" Black, and possibly his mother's grandfather, Edmond/Edward Joiner.
G-Uncle Jim and G-Aunt Mattie lived in Georgiana, across the street and not far from Milner Cemetery.
Uncle Jim delivered mail in a horse and buggy for many years. My mother says he always had a toothbrush sticking out of his mouth, but it was a "snuff-dipping toothbrush" and it was made from a small limb off a bush. Before modern toothbrushes were invented, people used homemade toothbrushes made from small branches of a specially chosen bush.
Butler County Courthouse--Deed Book 8, p. 65--J.E. Black bought land from J.R. Lee and L.C. Lee for $160 [NW1/4 of SE1/4 of S. 18, T. 8, R. 13] Nov. 28, 1890
James Edward Black married Mattie Roselie HUTTO McInvale on October 19, 1892. Mattie had been previously married to Marion F. McInvale Dec. 15, 1887, and they had a child Lillie Saloma McInvale on October 19, 1888.
1900 Butler Co. Ala. Census Georgiana Precinct 14, June 20th, 1900 p. 246 ED 22 S.18A
318/342 Black, James E. head w m March 1868 32 M 7yrs Ala Ala Ala Farmer
Mattie R. wife w f March 1863 37 M 7yrs. 2/1
Syloma dau w f Oct. 1888 11
[two dwellings from his parents]
1910 Butler Co., Ala. Census Georgiana
#10 Black, James E. age 42 married 17 years
Mattie R. age 39 married 17 years (second mar.) had one child, one living, father from SC
1920 Butler County Ala. Census, Precinct 14, Georgiana City, Jan. 3, ED 31
59/60 Black, James E. head w m 51 Ala. Ala. Ala. Mail carrier
Mattie wife f w 47
Lillie dau 26 (divorced) Saleslady/Dry goods
Henderson, Hazel granddaughter 10
Butler County News
April 4, 1912--Mr. J. N. Blackburn of Local, Alabama has been visiting Mr. J. E. Black and family.
April 11, 1912--Mr. Herbert Burkett and Jim Black spent Sunday about Providence.
Mr. J. E. BLACK and Mr. H. M. Burkett visited Mr. J. B. BURKETT Sunday near Providence.
April 11, 1912--Among the visitors at Mr. J. E. Black's Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Horace Green, Mrs. L. R. Russell, and Mrs. Gates.
4-18-1912 Mr. J. E. BLACK and wife spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. E. L. BLACK.
June 3, 1920--Messrs. FB Skipper, JE BLACK, CG Majors, and AC Presley attended the Pine Belt Rural Letter Carriers convention at Evergreen Monday.
Name: James E Black Death Date: 02 Jul 1952 Death County: Butler
Volume: 28 Certificate: 13630 Roll: 5
Name: James Edward Black
Death date: 02 Jul 1952
Death place: Georgiana, Butler, Alabama
Age at death: 84y
Estimated birth year: 1868
Father name: L. Kane Black
Mother name: Elizabeth Lee
Film number: 1908870
Reference number: 13630
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974
[Obit from the July 3rd 1952 Butler County News]
J. E. BLACK As we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. J. E. BLACK which occurred early this morning. Deceased, one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, was a retired rural route carrier. He had been in failing health for some months. Funeral services will be held at home Thursday afternoon, July 3rd [Papa's birthday] at 2:00 o'clock. A more extended account will appear in next week's issue.
Obituary James Edward Black [from the Butler County News, July 10, 1952]
James Edward Black, age 84, a lifelong resident of Georgiana and retired mail carrier, died at home Thursday morning.
Surviving are the widow; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lillie Warren, Georgiana; 3 brothers, L. B. Black, Jackson, Tenn.; George Black and Hugh Black, both of Rt. 1, Georgiana; 1 sister, Mrs. John A. Morrow , Rt. 1, Georgiana. Funeral services held from the residence at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2, with Rev. Warren Nutt and Rev. W. F. Daniel officiating. Burial following in the Milner Cemetery with John son's Funeral Home of Georgiana Directing.
Mattie Rozelie Black
1870–1964 (m. 1892)
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