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Samuel W. Black

Male 1834 - 1914  (80 years)


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  • Name Samuel W. Black 
    Born 3 March 1834  Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 May 1914  Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ashland Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the History of Ashland County, Ohio, by A.J. Boughman, Chicago: S.J. Clark Publ., 1909, page 510:
      No event of especial importance occurred to vary the routine of farm life for Samuel W. Black in his boyhood and youth. He was reared in this country when it was largely a frontier district and he assisted in the arduous task of developing the fields, taking his place at the plow at a very early age. He remained at home until seventeen years of age and then went to Loudonville, where he learned the trade of a baker and candy maker, serving a three years’ apprenticeship in that line. At the end of that time he bought out his employer and continued in the business there for four years, after which he sold his establishment and purchased a claim of eighty acres. He was connected with agricultural pursuits, however, for only six months, going to Ashland where he rented a room and opened a bakery which he conducted for four and a half years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Loudonville where he again bought property but in 1865 he sold his farm and invested in realty in Ashland. Here he opened a bakery and confectionary business in which he continued for about thirty years, being recognized as one of the most enterprising and reliable merchants of the city. He was accorded a liberal patronage because of the excellence of the products which he handled, his reasonable prices and his reliable dealing. In all of his business transactions he was straightforward, never taking advantage of the necessities of another. He always attributed much of his success to the assistance of his wife.
      It was in March, 1857, that Mr. Black was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Ullman, a daughter of John and Catherine Ullman, the former a farmer then residing near Loudonville. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Black have been born two sons: Henry Joseph, whose birth occurred February 15, 1858, and James Arthur, who was born July 15, 1868. They were both students in Ashland high school and the former continued his education at Greencastle College and entered the Methodist ministry in 1884, being assigned to a pastorate at Salt Lake City, Utah. He is now [1909] located at North Vernon, Indiana, and is doing good work. Henry Joseph Black was married in 1884 to Miss Hattie Bershing and they became the parents of three children, namely: Dr. H. Benton, Earl P. and Helen M. The last two are living at home and the Doctor is practicing dentistry in North Vernon. The younger son, James Arthur, who was engaged in dealing in stock food, died May 11, 1909. Mrs. Black employs much of her leisure time in painting and does very creditable work in that art. Both Mr. and Mrs. Black hold membership in the Methodist church and are earnest Christian people, zealous in behalf of the church and all its activities.
      In his political views Mr. Black is a republican and has ever kept well informed on the questions and issues of the day and served as a member of the city council for four years. He well merits the rest which has come to him following his long years of activity in business circles. As one of the early settlers of the county, having lived here for seventy-five years, his memory forms a connecting link between the primitive past and the progressive present. He has witnessed much of its transformation as the forests have been cut down and the uncultivated lands have been changed into fertile fields while the cities have been developed through the establishment and successful control of many and varied business concerns. At all times he has borne his full share in the work of public progress, cooperating in many movements for the general good and both as a business man and citizen he has occupied a high place in the public regard.

      Ohio County Marriages
      26 Mar 1857, Ashland County
      Samuel W. Black & Caroline Ullman

      1860 Federal Census. Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio
      Roll 930, page 177
      Post Office Loudonville
      Sam’l W. Black, 27, grocer, $500 real estate, $800 personal estate
      Caroline Black, 24
      Henry J. Black, 2
      Eve Uhlman, 19
      All were born in Ohio. the family of Philip J. Black resides next door.

      1870 Federal Census. Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio
      Roll 1169, page 737B
      Post Office Ashland
      Samuel W. Black, 36, retired grocer, $10,000 real estate, $2000 personal estate
      Caroline Black, 32
      Joseph Black, 13
      James A. Black, 3
      All were born in Ohio

      1880 Federal Census. Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio
      Roll 991, page 164D
      Main Street
      Samuel W. Black, 46, baker, b. OH, parents b. PA
      Caroline Black, 42, wife, keeping house, b. OH, parents b. Bavaria
      Joseph H. Black, 22, son, at school, b. OH, parents b. OH
      James Black, 12, son, at school, b. ditto
      Mary Sowers, 18, servant, servant, b. OH, parents b. Prussia

      1900 Federal Census. Ashland Ward 4, Ashland County, Ohio
      Roll 1237, page 6A
      22 3rd Street
      Samuel Black, head, b. Mar 1834, 65, m. 43 years, b. OH, parents b. PA, [can’t read occupation]
      Caroline Black, wife, b. Feb 1838, 62, m. 43 years, 4 children, 2 living, b. OH, parents b. Germany
      Clifford E. Pippitt, boarder, b. Oct 1875, 25, single, b. OH, parents b. OH, genl. merchant
      William G. Pippitt, boarder, b. Feb 1873, 27, single, b. ditto, genl. merchant
      Son James Black is listed next on the census.

      1910 Federal Census. Ashland Ward 4, Ashland County, Ohio
      Roll 1151, page 6B
      22 East 3rd Street
      Samuel W. Black, head, 76, m1. 52 years, b. OH, parents b. PA
      Caroline Black, wife, 72, m1. 52 years, 2 children, 1 living, b. OH, parents b. Germany
      George Gilbert, roomer, 47, widowed, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. PA, undertaker
      Viola V. Klince, roomer, 30, widowed, 2 children, both living, b. OH, parents b. OH, cook, restaurant

      Ashland Cemetery, 523 West Main Street
      Samuel W.. 1834-1914.
      Caroline his wife, 1836-1912
    Person ID I114584  Schirado
    Last Modified 4 July 2013 

    Father Samuel M. Black,   b. 3 February 1805, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 July 1896, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Rosanna Cashdollar,   b. 15 April 1804, Middlesex, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1856, Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married about 1824 
    Family ID F75310  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Caroline Ullman,   b. 6 February 1838, Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 August 1912, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 March 1857  Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Henry Joseph Black,   b. 15 February 1858, Loudenville, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 March 1948, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. James Arthur Black,   b. 15 July 1868, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1909  (Age 40 years)
    Family ID F75316  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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