Biography of James T. Black
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BLACK, James Thompson, clergyman; born, Beetown, Grant Co., Win., June 27, 1859; son of David and Margaret (Thompson) Black, both of Scotch parentage; nephew of the late Rev. John Black, D.D., Winnipeg, Can., "The Apostle of the Northwest"; graduated Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin, N. Y., 1880 (valedictorian); A. B., Hamilton College, N. Y., 1884 (Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, membership indicating highest scholarship in class); graduated Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, 1888; married, Aug. 20, 1890, Decima Amanda McKee, of Grove City, Pa.; two Sons: James M. and William T., students of University of Michigan. Ordained in Presbyterian ministry, 1888; pastor Fredericktown, O., 1888-90, First Church, East Boston, Mass., 1890-1900, Piqua, O., 1900-6, Bethany Church, Detroit, since 1906. Member Presbyterian General Assembly, 1892; was representative from Presbyterian Assembly at Pan-Presbyterian Council, Aberdeen, Scotland, June, 1913. Trustee of Lane Theological Seminary. Progressive. Presbyterian. President Pastors' Union, Detroit, 1911-12. Member A]pha Chapter, Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa. Recreations: literature and summer assemblies. Study: 200 Seyburn Ave. Residence: 209 Van Dyke Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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