John H. Black

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Saturday, October 21, 1950

John H. Black, 90, Summoned By Death

John H. Black, 90, Lewiston, who operated farms at Leland and Gifford from 1884 until 1943, died at 2:45 yesterday afternoon at an Orofino hospital. Death was due to the infirmities of age.

Mr. Black was born Jan. 4, 1860, in Clark county, Missouri. In 1883 he moved to the Palouse area and engaged in dairy farming. The next year he began his farming career at Leland. He stayed there until 1903 and then moved to Gifford.

Mr. Black retired in 1943 and moved to Lewiston. He lived at 509 Snake River Ave.

Mr. Black was married to Mary Williams at Leland on Feb. 9, 1890. Mrs. Black survives.

He was a member of the Assembly of God church.

Besides his wife, Mr. Black is survived by two sons, John W. Black, Valley, Wash., and Charles E. Black, Reubens; three daughter, Mrs. Ila Hodge, Colfax, Mrs. Irene Fanning, Spokane, and Mrs. Anna Crowser, Portland; one brother, Charles, Caldwell; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Page, Caldwell; and 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God church by the Rev. B. P. Birkeland. Burial will be at Gifford. The Brower-Wann funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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