Biography of David Black
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DAVID BLACK.

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 acres.

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.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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