The Nickerson Argosy, Thursday, May 18,
1916, Pg. 1
Vol. 39, No. 18
One of the old citizens of our
town passed away last Thursday. Another of the Grand Army has been
mustered out John Black has been an invalid for the past year, and his going was
expected; but none the least it leaves aching hearts. Loving hands
ministered to him while he lived and his old comrades did all they could for him
during the long weeks when he was unable to do for himself.
The funeral was held from his late
residence last Friday, the sermon being preached by Rev. F. G. Richard of the
Christian church. The body was taken to Turon for interment.
John A. Black was born in Tipton
county, Indiana, January 16, 1843, and died at Nickerson, Kansas, May 11, 1916.
He was married to Miss Salinda Phares on October 5, 1860, to which union were
born eight children, five boys and three girls. He enrolled in Company F,
Eleventh Volunteer Indiana Infantry on the 31st of August, 1861, and served
until discharged July 26, 1865. He moved to Kansas in 1878, and settled in
Stafford county, living there till 1897, when he moved to Nickerson, and has
since resided till his death. On September 12, 1894, he was married to
Laura B. Campbell, who survives him.