It is one of the principal functions of this publication to accord recognition to those men who represent the
various lines of commercial, agricultural or professional activities of their respective localities. Such men contribute
to the commercial supremacy of their county and state. Based upon such standards, there is propriety in giving
consideration to the man whose name heads this article. David Black, a prominent farmer and stock raiser, living
near Flora, was born on his father's farm in Carrollton township, Carroll county, on April 8, 1848. He now lives
on his farm, one and a half miles northwest of Wheeling, on rural route number 1, the farm consisting of eighty
David Black is the son of Robert and Martha (Love) Black, the former of whom came to this locality with his wife
in the fall of 1848. The Black family is of Scotch descent. After establishing their home in this township, they
spent the remainder of their lives here. Seven children were born to this couple, the two eldest of whom are dead:
William died in August, 1914, and Phenia died when an infant; the third born in this home is the subject of this
sketch; his brother, James, who was the next born, passed away at the age of twenty; Martha, the wife of George
Moore, is also dead; Arminda became the wife of A. D. Wood, of Carrollton township; John Black lives in Camden.
David Black lived with his parents until his marriage to Belle Bone. which took place on February 19, 1873. Mrs.
Black is the daughter of Adam Bone, a native of Carrollton township. In 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Black moved to Kansas,
where Mr. Black farmed for five years. They then returned to Carrollton township and rented a farm for five or
six years, then moved to his present home. They lived there until 1913 and then moved to Flora, residing there
until the death of Mrs. Black, which occurred on March 29, 1915. Mr. Black then returned to the farm with his daughter
At one time he owned eighty acres in this county and a similar amount in Cass county. Mr. and Mrs. Black were the
parents of three children: Carlos E. graduated from the common schools and attended the State Normal School; he
served during the Spanish American War and now lives in Chicago; Maude is the wife of William Wingard, who lives
on the home farm; after graduating at Wheeling she was for four years a teacher in the township schools; the youngest
son, Clifford, died at the age of three years.
After retiring from active farm work, Mr. Black occupied part of his time making further improvements, including
the building of a modern barn. He is a member of the Wheeling Presbyterian church, of which he was a deacon for
fourteen years. He votes the Democratic ticket.
Fortunate in being the descendant from sturdy Scotch ancestors, Mr. Black has fulfilled the traditions of his family,
for he has improved every foot of ground which he has owned and has, by strict adherence to business, developed
his resources so as to bring success to himself and happiness to the lives of his family and friends.
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Carroll County, IN
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