Michael Frederick Black
Angelina Leeper
William P. Beecher
Mary A. Lamberton
Charles Franklin Black
Matilda Catherine Beecher
Franklin Witmer Black


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1. Bertha V. Cover

Franklin Witmer Black 1 2 3

  • Born: 31 Jan 1878, Wenksville, Adams, PA, USA 1 2 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Bertha V. Cover
  • Died: 21 Mar 1961, South Newton Twp., Cumberland, PA at age 83 2 5
  • Buried: 24 Mar 1961, Shippensburg: Spring Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 2 5

   FamilySearch ID: LX37-CPH.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: Charles F. Black, day laborer, 37, born Apr 1863, living with wife Matilda C., church janitor, 48, May 1852; Franklin W., farm laborer, 22, Jan 1878; William R., 14, Feb 1886; and James Z., 10, Jun 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: on 12 Jan 1935 in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA. 3

3. Residence: on 27 Apr 1942 in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA. 4

4. Cause of Death: broncho pneumonia, cerebral thrombosis, 21 Mar 1961, Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA. 5

5. Occupation: retired carpenter on 21 Mar 1961 in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA. 5

6. Obituary: Gettysburg Times: obituary of Franklin W. Black on 22 Mar 1961 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 2 Franklin Witmer Black, 83, of Walnut Bottom, died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock at this home after an illness of six weeks. At the time of his death he was serving as justice of the peace.
Born Jan 31, 1878, in Adams County, he was a son of the late Charles and Matilda Beecher Black. He was a carpenter by trade.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha V. Cover Black; a son, Raymond S. Black, Baltimore; a brother, William Black, Lisbon, Ohio.
Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Van Scyoc Funeral Home, Shippensburg, with the Rev. Archie F. Ridal officiating. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.

Franklin married Bertha V. Cover. (Bertha V. Cover was born on 13 Oct 1884 in , Cumberland, PA,6 died on 13 Sep 1978 in , , Pennsylvania, USA 6 and was buried in Shippensburg: Spring Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 6.)


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3SS-3PB Charles F Black, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241400.

2 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 22 Mar 1961, page 2. Obituary of Franklin W. Black.

3 The Perry County Democrat (Bloomfield, PA), 16 Jan 1935, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Mervin Morrow.

4 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQF8-DMH Franklin Whitmer Black, 1942; citing ARC identifier 563728, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C; FHL microfilm 2243689.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 023415-61. Franklin Witmer Black. Father Charles Black. Mother Matilda Beecher. Spouse Bertha Y. Cover.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54480516.

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