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Miller Snow Black[1, 2]

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  • Name Miller Snow Black  [3
    Born 27 Feb 1869  Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Dec 1953  Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Cause: pneumonia 
    Death Certificate for Miller Snow Black
    Buried 22 Dec 1953  Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I227898  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 

    Father William Morley Black
              b. 11 Feb 1826, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jun 1915, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Annie Maria Hansen
              b. 19 Nov 1840, Egtved, , Vejle Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Mar 1920, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1859  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Family ID F81794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Susan Julia Sherman
              b. 6 May 1869, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 May 1956, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1892  Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    Children 
    +1. Nora Black
              b. 7 Nov 1893, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Jan 1986, Price, Carbon, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Cora Black
              b. 7 Nov 1893, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Nov 1894, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Perry Snow Black
              b. 27 May 1895, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Meleta Cloe Black
              b. 26 Nov 1896, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. LaVar Miller Black
              b. 5 Nov 1899, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1983, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Lyman Royal Black
              b. 25 Feb 1906, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Aug 1971, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Don William Black
              b. 3 Jun 1910, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1934, Price, Carbon, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F87914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1869 - Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1892 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nora Black - 7 Nov 1893 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Cora Black - 7 Nov 1893 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Perry Snow Black - 27 May 1895 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Meleta Cloe Black - 26 Nov 1896 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - LaVar Miller Black - 5 Nov 1899 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyman Royal Black - 25 Feb 1906 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Don William Black - 3 Jun 1910 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pneumonia - 17 Dec 1953 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Dec 1953 - Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Miller Snow Black

  • Notes 
    • MILLER SNOW BLACK Complied by Cloe Truman Anderson, Granddaughter This information was given to a granddaughter, Cloe Truman Anderson, in 1953; grandfather was 84 years old at the time and was bedridden. He suffered a stroke while shoveling snow at his home in Huntington, Utah. He had the stroke on the 17th of December and lived for exactly two years. He died on the 17th of December 1953. His son LaVar and two daughters, Nora and Meleta took turns caring for him in their homes until he died. They would each take him for two months at a time. I, Miller Snow Black was born in Washington, Washington County, Utah February 27th, 1869. I was the fifth child of Maria Hansen, and my father was William Morley Black. I lived at Washington until I was four or five years old, and then moved with my family to Long Valley in Kane County I went to school in Long Valley with about fifteen other children. Mrs. John R. Young was our teacher. We lived in Long Valley for about three or four years and then father moved his families. The people of Orderville lived the Lord's Law of Consecration, which meant that everything was held in common. I was among the young boys who herded the cattle on the hills surrounding the valley in the spring, summer and fall. We attended school for several months during the winter. Father, William Morley Black, was secretary of the order as well as supervisor of the community kitchen. It was a big lumber multi-purpose room about 40 ft. by 80 ft. where most of the community activities were held. School was held in the building as well as church services, dances and three meals a day were served to the residents of the community. The men were fed in order of their priesthood and then the women and the children were fed. We young people didn't know that a chicken had anything but a neck until we were fourteen years old, when I was advanced in the Priesthood. My Father, William Morley Black had six wives when we lived in the order. I didn't think polygamy was at all bad when you were raised in it. All of the wives had their special duties, and we children called all the other wives aunt. My Mother was a midwife and helped with the birth of many babies when we were in the order. Brigham Young died in 1877 and with his strong leadership the United Order was successful and flourished, but after his death it was as the ship had lost its captain and all kinds of problems arose. My Dad was Secretary of the United Order and a young couple withdrew their goods to leave the order and Dad was criticized for having given too much for the time and the goods they had contributed. In 1884 we left the United Order and moved to Huntington, Utah. I helped with farming and attended school two or three months in the winter after moving to Huntington. When I was 17 years old I carried the mail on horseback from Huntington to Emery, a job I held for over a year. On the 13th day of October 1890, I took mother and Aunt Mirinda in a covered wagon to Diaz, Old Mexico to be with father. Father had to leave the country because those who were polygamists were persecuted when the U. S. Government declared polygamy to be against the law. It was a difficult journey but we felt we made pretty good time as we got there for Christmas. We stayed through the winter and got home in May. On the fourth of February 1892, I married Susan Julia Sherman. We lived in a frame home on west Center Street. I was engaged in farming and stock raising. A few years after we were married, I was ask by the Supervisor of the Manti National Forest to serve as the second ranger of that forest. I was the ranger for a little over a year. I was elected as the first Mayor of Huntington in 1920. I had served two years before that on the town board. Seven years after my term as Mayor I was appointed to the City Council to fill the vacancy left the death of Ray Grange. I was Emery County Commissioner for one term in 1936. I served on the Huntington Canal Board for eight years and was President of the Huntington Cattlemen's Association. I was overseer in the building of the seminary building in Huntington. We put in the cement walks and sewer when I was the mayor. I was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the new church in Huntington when it was dedicated April 27, 1953. In 1906 I bought a large herd of cattle, (120 head). It was an unusually severe winter, there was a very heavy snowfall that covered all the vegetation in the valley and there was no hay for sale. I lost over half of the herd and it was a serious financial blow for us. At 84 I still read without glasses. We have lived sixty-two years together in Huntington in only three homes; two of them were on the same lot. I had three brothers and four sisters who grew up and were old people before passing away. About 1903 Grandpa Black drove a herd of cattle to Price, put them on the train and took them to Kansas City, as there was no sale for them locally. At the time Lyman was baby and had whopping cough. When they got to a farm in Kansas, a farmer was very disappointed that his butcher hadn't shown up to kill his steer. Grandpa said, "We can butcher that critter for you." The farmer was very surprised that they were able to do such a professional butchering job. [3]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "Miller Snow Black". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I227898&tree=00 (accessed September 19, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter. Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    4. [S2905] Family Records.

    5. [S2892] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS].. "International Genealogical Index." Digital images.. \i FamilySearch\i0 . http://www.familysearch.org, (http://www.familysearch.org)..

    6. [S41] Utah State Board of Health, Utah State Divisions of Archives & History. Digital Images of Death Certificates Utah State Archives. http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html :n.d., death certificate 49-190020 (1949), Myrtle Olive Palmer, accessed 15 Aug 2008..

    7. [S2901] Western States Historical Marriage Record Index. http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/newMarriage/searchFormOld.cfm.


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