JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Samuel Sherman Black

Samuel Sherman Black, son of Samuel and Myra Ann Black was born June 30, 1865 
in Jefferson County and departed this life July 6, 1941 at the age of seventy six years, 
six days.  He was united in marriage at the age of twenty in 1885 to Almira Jane Roberts 
who preceded him in death, March 5, 1925.  To this union were born the following children 
who survive:  Mrs. Martha Wilson of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Ona Pitchford of Christopher, Ill., 
Mrs. Alice Gower of Mt. Vernon, Edward Black of Waltonville, Ernest Black of Mt. Vernon, 
Clarence Black of Tulsa, Okla., and Howard Black of Decatur, Ill.  Also remaining to mourn 
their loss are ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy 
and one at the age of four.  We trust that he will gain a home of peace and rest. Two brothers, 
Thomas Black of Nason and Henry Black of Elvins, Missouri survive.  Also a host of other relatives 
and friends to mourn his loss.

Dad you will be missed by relatives and friends to mourn.
	Dear relatives, friends and neighbors
	Look at me as you pass me by, as you are now,
	So once was I.  As I am now you must be
	So prepare for death and follow Thee.

Typed by Alreva (Green - daughter of Clara, granddaughter of Martha, great-granddaughter 
of Samuel Sherman.)  January 18, 1943.   

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Samuel Sherman Black died at 6:20 a. m. Sunday at the home of his son, Ernest Black, 
420 Grand, just six days after observing his 76th birthday.  Funeral services will be 
held at Abner cemetery in Nason at 2 p. m. Tuesday, July 8.  The body will remain at 
Myers Chapel until the funeral hour, where friends may call at any time.  

Mr. Black was born June 30, 1865 in Jefferson county, the son of Samuel Allen Black and 
Myra Ann Dare Black.  He was untied in marriage with Almira Jane Roberts, who preceded 
him in death in 1925.  He is survived by four sons, Ed Black of Waltonville, Ernest of M
t. Vernon, Howard of Decatur and Clarence of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Mrs. Martha 
Wilson and Mrs. Alice Gowler of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Ona Pitchford of Christopher; and 
two brothers, Tom Black of Nason and Henry Black of Elvins, Mo.     

Source: Photocopy clipping in funeral book of Sherman Black
Date: 
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs
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