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Charles H Black

  • Birth 5 Oct 1850 Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 1918 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Sec: 25, Lot: 185
  • Memorial ID 8550260

Automobile Pioneer. As a carriage maker, he imported a Benz engine from Germany in 1891 and mounted it on a carriage, becomming the first person to drive an "automobile" through the streets of Indianapolis. (His vehicle is on display at The Indiana Children's Museum). He organized a motorcar manufacturing company in 1899. Also brother to Edward E. Black, the youngest Union Army solider at the age of 8.

Bio by: In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Son Gary


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Son Gary
  • Added: 23 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8550260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles H Black (5 Oct 1850–19 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8550260, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .