Robert A. Black Sr.


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1. May Belle Shigley

Robert A. Black Sr. 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 25 Jun 1893, , , IL 3
  • Marriage (1): May Belle Shigley on 11 Oct 1923 in Chicago, Cook, IL 1
  • Died: 6 May 1929, Gary, Lake, IN at age 35 2 3 4 5
  • Buried: 8 May 1929, Valparaiso: Graceland Cemetery, Porter, IN, USA 3 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: GQK5-XY4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 1923 Gary Directory: Black Robert A laborer r 1700 Jefferson in 1923 in Gary, Lake, IN. 6

2. Cause of Death: myocarditis, acute nephritis, 6 May 1929, Gary, Lake, IN. 3

3. Occupation: salesman for Continental Baking Co,, Chicago on 6 May 1929 in Gary, Lake, IN. 3

4. Residence: 329 McKinley St., Gary, IN on 6 May 1929 in Gary, Lake, IN. 3

5. Obituary: Vidette-Messenger of Porter County: Young War Vet Pays With Life on 7 May 1929 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 5 ---
Young War Vet Pays With Life
The death of Robert A. Black, 35, former Porter county resident and well known throughout the county, especially the south part where for a number of years he made his home, occurred Monday noon at 11 o'clock at his home, 329 McKinley street, Gary. Mr. Black was a veteran of the world war and during his service abroad was gassed, since which time his health was greatry impaired, causing heart trouble. For the past two years he had been employed as salesman for the Continental Baking company. He was a member of Radilyack Post, American Legion of Kouts, and affiliated with the Hebron lodge, F. A. M. Surviving are the widow, May, and one son, Robert Jr. Funeral rite will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the chapel at 675 Adams street, Gary, with Hebron lodge F. A. M. in charge. The remains will be brought to Valparaiso by auto and interment made at Graceland cemetery, the burial to be made about 5 o'clock.

Robert married May Belle Shigley, daughter of Sherman T. Shigley and Laura Frances Beeker, on 11 Oct 1923 in Chicago, Cook, IL.1 (May Belle Shigley was born on 25 Jul 1890 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN,7 died on 5 Mar 1956 in Frankfort, Clinton, IN 3 7 8 and was buried on 7 Mar 1956 in Valparaiso: Graceland Cemetery, Porter, IN, USA 7 8.)


1 Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 (, Robert A Black and May B Brockway, 11 Oct 1923; citing Marriage, Cook, Illinois, United States, citing Cook County Clerk. Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 102066572.

2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 27 Oct 1956, page 12. Beekers Suit To Break Will of May B. Black.

3, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 16999 Robert A. Black, father Archie Blackm mother uknown, wife May Black, informant.

4 Find A Grave,

5 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 7 May 1929, page 1. Obituary of Robert A. Black.

6, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1923 Gary Indiana City Directory, printed page 171 online miage 89.

7 Find A Grave,

8 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 5 Mar 1956, page 4. Obituary of May B. Black.

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