91st PA: George Washington Black

George Washington Black

picture of George W Black in uniform
Thanks to Susan Stickles for this image from the papers of William C Reiff

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 August 1849, to George Black (first lieutenant of company H) and Elizabeth Jones. [sources: date: 30, 31; 12 (less than 12 in 1861), 15, 22 (10 months in 1850); 11 (13 in 1861), 14 (30 in 1880), 15 (50 in 1900), 16 (60 in 1910), 17 (70 in 1920), 20 (11 in 1860), 24 (61 in 1910), 25 (61 in 1910), 34 (just over 12 at enlistment). place: 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25. parents: 12, 30, 31]

In 1850, he was living in Richmond District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents George and Elizabeth Black, along with others. [source: 22]

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, George and Catharine Black, along with other people. He was attending school. [source: 20]

When he enlisted, he was a dru[mmer]. [source: 11]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 4 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and lightish [?] hair. [source: 11]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 December 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain O Brown. He was mustered in as a musician in company H. [sources: 1, 9 (4 Jan 62), 11, 21 (4 Jan 62), 24, 25, 36]

William Reiff (H) later remembered Black as being almost the same height as his drum. [source: 34]

He was Jim Thompson's tent-mate. [source: 12]

Although urged by other men in his company to stay back, he took part in the charge against Marye's Heights, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 December 1862, because he intended to go wherever his father went. Jim Thompson threw him to the rear of the line, but he went as far as the division advanced as a body. [sources: 12, 34]

He was at the battle of Chancellorsville, and again insisted on staying as near his father as possible. This time William Reiff threw him backwards. His father was mortally wounded there, and died on 6 May 1863. "[T]hereafter the spirited boy was filled with sorrow". [source: 12]

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863). [source: 7]

Near Culpepper Court House, he prevented a retreat:

Later on, near Culpeper Court House, he prevented a stampede of our forces by placing his horse midway of the road and firing shot after shot into the head of the retreating column. A shell burst, killing his horse, wounding the lad in one wrist, and the horse falling upon him broke the other arm..

[sources: 12; see also 9 and 34]

He was admitted to the Armory Square Hospital because of that injury. [source: 19]

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from missing in the campaign. [source: 8]

On 2 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him for duty with the recruiting service in Chester, Pennsylvania. On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be returned to the regiment. [sources: 2, 3, 4]

On 16 September 1864, Sellers suggested that he be detached for duty in the Fifth Corps Hospital at City Point, Virginia. [source: 5]

He mustered out on 4 January 1865 when his term expired. He was replaced by John Fall (H). He had served for thirty-six months. He was a musician, in company H. [sources: 1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 18, 21, 24, 25, 36]

After the war

In 1870, he may be the George Black living with George and Lydia Wilfong, apparently in Manayunk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was working in a cotton mill. [sources: 26, 27]

On 8 October 1874, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 13, 21]

On 18 December 1875, he married Agnes McCallum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in October 1853, in Scotland. They apparently had at least one child:

[sources: 15 (25 years, no children, in 1900), 16 (34 years in 1910), 28, 32]

Perhaps he is the George Black, plasterer, living at 2304 North 5th Street, 2352 Memphis, 556 E Fox, and/or 616 Wrekin Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 1876 and 1879. [source: 27]

In 1880, he was living at 530 Charter [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes, and son Theodore. He was a plasterer. [source: 14]

On 1 February 1881, his son, Theodore Black, died, at 530 Charter Street, 31st ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of marasmus. On 4 February 1881, he was buried, at Franklin Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 28]

In 1890, William Reiff described him as 'now living, a man nearing 40, ... still as modest as he is brave'. [source: 34]

In 1890, he was living at 2167 Manakin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His arm had been broken at Culpepper. [source: 9]

In 1900, he was living at 2167 Reece Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes. He was a plasterer, and had not been unemployed in the previous year. [source: 15]

In 1910, he was living at 2167 Reese [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes. He was a plasterer, and had not been out of work in 1909. [source: 16]

On 16 December 1910, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [sources: 24, 25]

In 1911, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 24]

On 23 July 1912, a new pension certificate was issued, for $16 per month retroactive to 16 May 1912, under the Act of 11 May 1912. [source: 33]

On 19 November 1915, a pension certificate was issued, increase his pension to $19 per month, retroactive to 10 August 1913 (presumably the day he turned 66, under the Act of 11 May 1912). His pension was scheduled to increase to $25 per month on 10 August 1919, and to $30 per month on 10 August 1924. [source: 33]

On 17 March 1917, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $16 per month. [sources: 25, 33]

Effective 10 June 1918, his pension increased to $30 per month. [source: 33]

Effective 1 May 1920, his pension increased to $50 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 33]

In 1920, he was living at 440 N [?] Paul [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes. He was retired. [source: 17]

Effective 10 August 1921, his pension was scheduled to increase to $40 per month. [source: 33]

He died on 14 December 1922, at 444 St Paul Street, ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of bronchopneumonia (duration 7 days). He was a plasterer. Members of Posts 2 and 51 of the Grand Army of the Republic were invited to attend. The funeral was held at his late residence, 444 West St Paul Street. On 18 December 1922, he was buried at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 21, 23, 29, 31, 33]

On 28 December 1922, his widow, Agnes Black, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 13, 21]

On 6 June 1923, the Pension Bureau issued an order for his accrued pension to be payed to his widow Agnes Black, of 4213 North Reese Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Perhaps Agnes Black is the Agnus Black who died in Philadelphia on 8 May 1924, or the Agnes Black who died in Philadelphia on 10 February 1929.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

4 special order 14, HQ 91st PA, 2 March 1864

5 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 16 November 1864

6 special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 9 January 1865 (Geo Black)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Musician Black)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Mus Black)

9 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [376], page 2 (image 820 on Ancestry), line 14 (George W Black)

10 company H, register of men discharged, #42 (George W Black)

11 company H, descriptive roll, #88 (George W Black)

12 William C Reiff, 'A boy hero: a young drummer made of the right kind of stuff'. National tribune 3 August 1905, page 3, columns 1-2 (George Black)

13 pension index, by name (George W Black)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 672, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 426 = 25A handwritten (George W Black)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 380, microfilm series T623, film 1460, page 121B = 3 handwritten (George Black)

16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 306, microfilm series T624, film 1393, page 217B = 21 handwritten (George W Black)

17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1144, microfilm series T624, film 1626, page 212A = 18 handwritten (George Black)

18 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 5 January 1865 (Mus Black)

19 'From the Army of the Potomac', Philadelphia Inquirer 17 September 1863 page [1]] (GW Black)

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 307 = 307 handwritten (Geo Black)

21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George W Black)

22 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Richmond District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 185 = 371 handwritten (George Black)

23 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 17 December 1922, page 17 (George W Black)

24 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1911. Serial Set volume 6303, Session volume 121, 62nd Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 163. Page 274 (Geo W Black)

25 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1917. Serial Set volume 7429, session volume 99, 65th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 577. Page 211 (George W Black)

26 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 21, district 69, post office Manayunk, microfilm series M593, film 1409, page 296 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch) (George Black)

27 select Philadelphia city directories

28 death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881, page 46, Theodore Black (Geo W Black)

29 Pennsylvania death indices, 1922 (soundex is B420) ("420 George W Black 109617 Phila 12/14")

30 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 36,231, Ellen Black minor child of George R Black (George Black)

31 death certificate, Pennsylvania, 14 Dec 1922, file number 199617 (George Washington Black)

32 Pennsylvania marriages 1709-1940, abstracts available on FamilySearch (accessed 6 April 2013) (George W Black m. Agnes McCallum)

33 Veterans administration pension payment cards 1907-1933 George W Black)

34 'Personal'. National Tribune 16 January 1890, page 3 (George Black)

35 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Black)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
searched for George Black b. 1849 PA +/- 2; George Black b. PA spouse Agnes; George Black d. 1922 (6 April 2013)
Find a grave
accessed 4 Oct 2010 and again on 1 Oct 2012
US applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 October 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 1 October 2012)
Pennsylvania death indices (B420)
1923
1924: 'AGNUS [sic] BLACK PHILA B420 51 5 8 24 55106'
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929: 'Black,Agnes;--24718;Phila;Feb.10.'
1930

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George W Black in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George W Black in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Richmond District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 185 = 371 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the children's names and ages in the dependents' pension certificate file for his father]
line262728293031323334
Dwellings visited66        
Families visited66        
NameGeorge BlackElizabeth BlackJames BlackWillm BlackWalter JonesMary BlackCatharine BlackEllen BlackGeorge Black
Age2526191716404310/12
SexMFMMMFFFM
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPlasterer dododo    
Real estate owned1200        
BirthplaceNew YorkPennaN YorkdodoIrelandPennadodo
Married within year         
Attended school within year    1    
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 307 = 307 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1860 census transcribed above]
line323334353637383940
Dwelling number2190        
Family number2472        
NameGeo BlackCath "Ellen "Geo "Theodore "Emma "Mary BlackJacob Anhanson [?]John Emms [?]
Age3815131187502422
Sexmffmmffmm
Color         
OccupationPlasterer     Widow  
Value of real estate owned10000        
Value of personal estate1000        
Place of birthNYPhila""""ScotlandPhila 
Married within year         
Attended school within year 11111   
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 21, district 69, post office Manayunk, microfilm series M593, film 1409, page 296 recto = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[his brother Theodore is living with James and Anna Jones et al., in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; no other Blacks are living there (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; I was not able to confirm or disconfirm it using the city directory entries transcribed below]
line16171819
Dwelling-house number55   
Family number65   
NameWilfong George- LidiaWinn MaryBlack George
Age25521623
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
Occupationwork in wool millno occupationwork in cotton millwork in cotton mill
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read    
Can't write   1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 672, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 426 = 25A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this address, headed by Peter and Margaret Munhattend [?]]
[identification is likely; his wife's name matches the widow who applied for a pension]
line111213
street nameCharter [?] St
house number530  
dwelling visit #188  
family visit #227  
nameBlack George W- Agnes- Theodore
colorWWW
sexMFM
age30271
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationPlastererKeeping houseAt home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennScotlandPenn
father's birthplacePennScotlandPenn
mother's birthplacePennScotlandScotland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [376], page 2 (image 820 on Ancestry), line 14]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st PA]

[line] 14
[house] 54
[family] 62
[name] Black George W
[rank] Drummer
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 4 Jan 1862
[discharge date] 4 Jan 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] 2167 Manakin St
[disability incurred] Arm Broken at Culpeper
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
[I could not identify him]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 380, microfilm series T623, film 1460, page 121B = 3 handwritten]
[identification is likely; his wife's name matches the widow who applied for a pension]
line99100
streetBlock A Reece Street
house number2167 
dwelling number2167 
family number62 
name68 
relationshipBlack George- Agnes
colorHeadWife
sexMF
birth dateAug 1849Oct 1853
age5046
married?MM
# years married2525
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaScotland
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaScotland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaScotland
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationPlastererHouse Keeper
['House Keeper' seems to be crossed out]
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 306, microfilm series T624, film 1393, page 217B = 21 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this household, consisting of Sarah Northime [?]]
[identification is likely; his wife's name matches the widow who applied for a pension]
line7475
streetReese [?] Street
house nr2167 
dwelling nr34 
family nr39 
nameBlack George W- Agnes
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6056
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage3434
mother of # children 4
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaScot English
father's birthplaceNew YorkScot English
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaScot English
immigrated 1872
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPlastererNone
nature of industry etc.General 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1144, microfilm series T624, film 1626, page 212A = 18 handwritten]
[identification is likely; his wife's name matches the widow who applied for a pension]
line1112
streetN [?] Paul [?] St
house number440 
dwelling visit number433 
family visit number453 
nameBlack George- Agnes
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7066
marital statusMM
year of immigration 1872
naturalized/alien Na
year of naturalization 1876 [?]
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaScotland
native language Scotch [?]
father's birthplaceNew YorkScotland
father's native language Scotch
mother's birthplacePennsylvaScotland
mother's native language Scotch
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationRetiredNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Black George
     George W.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus'n | Musn.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

injury in the Culpepper Courthouse battle

['From the Army of the Potomac', Philadelphia Inquirer 17 September 1863 page [1]]
FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
[...]
List of Soldiers Wounded Near Culpeper Court House

The following soldiers wounded in the late cavalry engagement in the vicinity of Culpeper Court House, were admitted into the Armory Square Hospital today.


[...]
ARTILLERY. [sic]
[...]
G. W. Black, musician, 91st Pennsylvania.
[...]

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 17 December 1922, page 17, George W Black]

BLACK.--Dec. 14, GEORGE W., husband of Agnes Black. Relatives and friends, also Posts Nos. 2 and 51 G.A.R., are invited to attend funeral services, Mon., 2 P.M., at late residence, 444 W. St. Paul st. Int. private. Viewing Sun. eve.

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed from Fold3, October 2012]
[I have highlighted the plasterers--note that two George Black's were plasterers in 1877]
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.226
Wilfong George, dyer, h ft East, Myk [p.1488]
Black George, laborer, h 274 Levant
Black George, clerk, 159 N 8th, h 622 Penn
Black George W., carver, h 2105 Tulip
Black George W., salesman, h 448 N 7th
1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 217
Black George, laborer, h 274 Levant
Black George W., h 448 N 7th
1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.215
Black George, h 1116 Spg Garden
Black George laborer, h 274 Levant
Black George W., peddler, h 738 S 13th
Black George W., salesman, 727 Chestnut, h 448 N 7th
1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.189
Black George, laborer, h 272 Levant
Black George, tobacco, 510 S 4th
Black George D., laborer, h Wissahickon av n Wissahickon creek, C Hill
Black George F., laborer, h 1928 Berks
Black George M., clerk, h 2001 N 12th
Black George W., clerk, h 240 N 5th
Black George W., salesman, 727 Chestnut, h 448 N 7th
Black George G. [sic], lawyer, h 2227 Spruce
1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.188
Black George, blacksmith, h 13 N 38th
Black George, brickmkr, h 2308 Washington av
Black George, polisher, h 420 Garden
Black George D., laborer, h Wissahickon av n Wissahickon creek, C Hill
Black George F. (Black & Bro.), h 2001 N 12th
Black George W., salesman, 727 Chestnut, h 448 N 7th
1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.187
Black George, clerk, h 1047 Lingo
Black George, laborer, h 602 Barclay
Black George, laborer, h 272 Levant
Black George, plasterer, h 2304 N 5th
Black George, publisher, h 420 Garden
Black George F., clerk, h 2001 N 12th
Black George W., helper, h 13 N 38th
Black George W., salesman, 726 Jayne, h 448 N 7th
1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.186
Black George, carman, h Wash'n av c Lingo
Black George, laborer, h 607 Barclay
Black George, plasterer, h 2352 Memphis
[the OCR-based index found no other entries at 2352 Memphis, and I did not see another Black at that address]
Black George F., clerk, h 2001 N 12th
Black George F., polisher, h 420 Garden
Black George W., clerk, h 1914 N 10th
Black George W., helper, h 13 N 38th
Black George W., plasterer, h 2304 N 5th
[the OCR-based index found no other entries at 2304 N 5th, and I did not see another Black at that address]
[note that 2300 York is one block west of York and Memphis, and 2352 Memphis is just south of York and Memphis]
[note also that Charter Street, now apparently called 'Dakota St', was only a few blocks away--see Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network maps (accessed 1 October 2012)]
Black George W., salesman, 727 Chestnut, h 448 N 7th
1878 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pp.185f.
Black George, h 228 Levant
Black George, carman, h r 1526 Catharine
Black George E., laborer, h 2246 N 2d
Black George F., clerk, h 1945 Park av
Black George V., com mer, h N 13th c Filbert
Black George W. laborer, h 2052 Mervine
Black George W., plasterer, h 556 E Fox
Black George W., polisher, h 420 Garden
Black George W., salesman, h 448 N 7th
1879 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 188
Black George, laborer, h 1227 Fulton
Black George, laborer, h 1830 Callowhill
Black George, plasterer, h 616 Wrekin
Black George F., salesman, h 1945 Park av
Black George W., salesman, h 448 N 7th
Black George W., lamplighter, h 13 N 38th
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 196
Black George, carman, h 1914 Catharine
Black George, carpenter, h 1826 N 11th
Black George, laborer, h 1227 Fulton
Black George F., polisher, h 1928 Berks
Black George F., salesman, 146 N Front, h St Cloud hotel
Black George W. (W. R. Granger & Co.), h 448 N 7th
Black George W., lamplighter, h 13 N 38th
Black George W., plasterer, h 530 Charter
1881 Gopsill's p.189 [I transcribed only the one relevant entry]
Black George W., plasterer, h 530 Charter

death register, Theodore Black

[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881, page 46, Theodore Black]
[transcribed 1 October 2012, from FamilySearch]

DATE of Registration " " [sc. February 5]
NAME OF DECEASED Theodore Black
COLOR " [sc. white]
SEX " [sc. male]
AGE 20 mth
Condition " [sc. single]
Date of Death Feb 1
CAUSE OF DEATH Marasmus
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN Thomas Shiner
OCCUPATION of DECEASED [blank]
Where Born Phila
When a Minor, Name of Father and Mother Geo W + Agnes Black
WARD 31
STREET AND No. 530 Charter
DATE of BURIAL Feb 4
PLACE OF BURIAL " [sc. Franklin]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, 14 Dec 1922, file number 199617, George Washington Black]
[received 16 March 2013, from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records (ordered 6 October 2012)]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 199617
Registered No. 25338
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. 26

1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA.
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 444 St Paul St, 33 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME George Washington Black

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH August 10th 1849
7. AGE 73 yrs. 4 mos. 4 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Plasterer
9. BIRTHPLACE United States
10. NAME OF FATHER George R. Black
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER U.S.A
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Jones
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER U.S.A.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mrs Black
(Address) 444 St Paul St
15. Filed DEC 15 1922
U Laurence Local Registrar.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH December 14th 12-14-22 1922
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Dec 5 1922 to Dec 14 1922, that I last saw him alive on 12-14-22, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10.15 A.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: BronchoPneumonia (Duration) 7 ds.
Contributory (SECONDARY.) [blank]
(Signed) Dr [?] F Gerhart
12-14-1922 (Address) 4341 N 5th St
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Northwood Cem
DATE OF BURIAL 12-18 1922
20. UNDERTAKER Charles T Mulligan
ADDRESS 4200 N 8th St

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration pension payment cards 1907-1933]
[transcribed 27 December 2013, from * ]

NAME: Black George W.
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Certificate No. 730073
ARMY INVALID.
Law: Act of May 11, 1912.
Service: Musc H 91" Pa Inf
ISSUES
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE16MAY 16 1912JUL 23 1912
Inc.19Aug 10 1913Nov 19' 1915 J.
 25Aug 10 1919 
 30Aug 10 1924 
 30JUN 10 1918 
 40Aug 10, 1921 
Inc.50May 1, 1920 

Transferred from: WASHINGTON D.C.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died Dec 14, 1922 37087
Bureau notified JAN 11 1923
Remarks:
Died Dec. 14, 1912 Accrued order dated JUN 6 1923
payable to widow Agnes Black
4213 North Reese St Phila. Pa
Former Roll No.
ORIGINAL
JAN 11 1916
ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
JUN 9 1923
Home: Dis 3/17/17

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