The following obituary was read at the funeral: 7/11/34
James P. Black
Funeral services were held Thursday, last week at the
Lawler Funeral Home for James P. Black,
who died on Wednesday at the home of his son, Ernest in Macomb.
Services were conducted by Rev. George H. Wilson and internment
was made in the Rushville Cemetery.
Six grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers.
James P. Black, son of James P. and Mary Padgett Black,
was born in Schuyler County, June 25, 1849,
and grew to manhood in south Schuyler.
His parents were early pioneers of Schuyler County,
having built their cabin in the wilderness, where Rushville now stands.
Their first children, twin girls, were among the first white girls
born in Schuyler County.
The deceased was the last surviving member of of this family
of eleven children.
He was married to Emma Suddeth, Sept 7, 1873, who preceded
him in death more than four years ago.
To this union seven children were born.
One child, Herbert Leland, died in infancy.
The following named children survive:
Harlin Eugene Black, Leona Rittenhouse,
Lena Bartlow, Flena Eaton,
Mary Powers and Ernest Glenn Black.
There are thirteen grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
He passed away July 4, 1934 at the home of his son Ernest, in Macomb,
being at the time of his death, 85 years and 9 days.
He was converted and baptized in 1892 and kept his faith unto the end,
often in his last illness saying he was ready to go.
Courtesy of Judi Gilker