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James Black15 JUN 1813 -- 7 NOV 1875avatar
Margaret Jane Allison11 JUL 1820 -- 11 FEB 1897avatar
Allen McGlathery1813 -- 1 AUG 1890avatar
Martha Hamiltonabt 1811 -- 9 DEC 1893avatar
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  • Newspaper, 22 FEB 1871: "On the 14th inst., at the residence of Rev. W. D. C. Rodrock, by the same, Mr. John Black to Miss Ada [sic.] May Rodrock, eldest daughter of the officiating clergyman, all of Duncannon."
    --"The Perry County Democrat," 22 FEB 1871, p. 3
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  • Obituary, 20 NOV 1872: "Died. Black--On the 19th of September, 1872. At Evergreen Cottage, Montgomery county, Pa., Mrs. Ida May Black, wife of John Black, Jr., of Duncannon, and eldest daughter of Rev. W. D. C. and Julia M. Rodrock, aged 19 years and 3 months. They that sleep in Jesus sleep well.

    Franklin and Cumberland county papers please copy."
    -- "The Perry County Democrat," 20 NOV 1872, p. 3
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  • Newspaper, 17 JUN 1880: "At the residence of the bride's father, Thursday evening, [J]ohn Black and Miss[ ]Sallie H. McGlathery, both of this city, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. M. N. Cornelieus. May their journeys through life be pleasant ones, and their paths be strewn with roses."
    --"Altoona Tribune," 17 JUN 1880, p. 3.
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  • Newspaper, 4 DEC 1946: "Duncannon Man, Retired Railroader, Honored at Party on his 96th Birthday,

    DUNCANNON, PA, Dec. 4. -- John Black, of 423 North High street, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employe [sic.], observed his ninety-sixth birthday anniversary on Monday at a party given by the Ladies' Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church on his birthday.

    A native of Duncannon, he has lived several other places during his life. While residing in Cove, near here, during the Civil War, Black remembers hearing cannon fire in Carlisle.

    He worked as a clerk in the transportation department of the railroad in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Altoona, and retired on December 31, 1920, after 47 years of service. His late wives were the former Miss Ida Rodrock [Ida May Rodrock], daughter of the late Rev. W. D. C. Rodrock, former pastor of the Duncannon Reformed Church, and the former Miss Sarah McGlathery [Sarah H McGlathery].

    Still active for his age, Black walks to a grocery store almost daily, mowed the lawn and worked in his garden last Summer and can read without glasses. He is a reader of THE EVENING NEWS."
    --The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), 4 DEC 1946, p. 2.
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  • Obituary, 04 NOV 1947: "'JOHN BLACK' John Black, 96, Duncannon's oldest resident and a former elder of the First Presbyterian church, Altoona, died at a Harrisburg hospital Friday morning of injuries received in a fall at his home, 423 North High street, Duncannon.

    Mr. Black was a retired employe of the Pennsylvania railroad motive power department in Altoona with 35 years service. During his railroad career he lived in Altoona and took an active part in church affairs. He moved to Duncannon about 25 years ago following his retirement. Mr. Black was a member of the Duncannon Presbyterian church.

    Surviving are two nephews, Chester Parson, Altoona: and Charles A. Black, Harrisburg; and two nieces. Miss Edna Black, Asbury, N. Y.; and Grace E. Hamilton, Chicago, 111. Friends may call at the Duncannon funeral home this evening"
    -- Altoona Tribune, 03 Nov 1947, Mon, Page 14
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  • Newspaper, 17 JUN 1880: "At the residence of the bride's father, Thursday evening, [J]ohn Black and Miss[ ]Sallie H. McGlathery, both of this city, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. M. N. Cornelieus. May their journeys through life be pleasant ones, and their paths be strewn with roses."
    --"Altoona Tribune," 17 JUN 1880, p. 3.
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  • Obituary, 11 DEC 1893: "'AN AGED RESIDENT'S DEATH: Mrs Martha McGlathery Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age.'

    Saturday morning at ten minutes after 7 o'clock Mrs. Martha McGlathery, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this city, died of the accumulated infirmities incident to old age at her home, 1409 Eighth avenue. The deceased was born in Pleasant Valley, near the city, and was aged 82 years, 4 months and 26 days. She afterward resided on the farm at what is now known as the East End of the city, until twenty years ago, when she removed with her husband to the home where all the remainder of her days were passed.

    Her maiden name was Hamilton and her marriage to Allan McGlathery, whose death occurred August 1. 1890, took place in this city December 23, 1834. To this union seven children were born, and six of these survive to mourn the loss of one who was always a kind and loving parent, a shining example of Christian living, one in whose death the beacon to the better life has only been transferred from time to eternity. The surviving children are: Samuel McGlathery, of Springfield, West Virginia; Annie, wife of G. T. Hamilton; Fannie, wife of T. C. Parsons; Sallie, wife of John Black; Misses Senie and Belle V. McGlathery, the latter two at home and all but the one son, of this city. She also leaves two sisters, who reside in Pittsburgh.

    Mrs. McGlathery was a life-long and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, having been connected with the congregation at Hollidaysburg before the First church was organized in this city. Her life was a continual living of the faith she professed and her death was a triumph.

    Funeral services will be conducted at the family home, 1409 Eighth avenue, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Bain, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, after which the interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery." -
    -= "Altoona Tribune," 11 DEC 1893, p. 4.
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  • Obituary, 28 FEB 1903: "'RECORD OF DEATHS. Names of Persons Who Have Joined the Great Majority.' At 11.30 o'clock yesterday morning[,] Asenath M., daughter of Allen and Martha Martha McGlathery, deceased, died at her home, 1409 Eighth avenue, of a complication of diseases. Her illness extended over a period of twenty years, and although a great sufferer she bore all with Christian grace, expressing a desire to be willing not only to do, but to suffer her Master's will. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian church and is survived by one brother, Samuel T., of Rowney, W.. Va., and four sisters: Mrs. John Black, Mrs. G. T. Hamilton, Mrs. T. C. Parsons and Belle V., of Altoona. Funeral services will be conducted at the house at 4 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. J. W . Bain. Private interment at "a later hour in Fairview cemetery."
    --Altoona Tribune, 28 Feb 1903, Sat, Page 1
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  • Obituary, 09 MAR 1906: "Mrs. Frances Lloyd Parsons, wife of Thomas Clayton Parsons, the well known East Side real estate and loan investment agent, at 8:45 yesterday morning, at her home, 1312 Eighth Avenue. Pneumonia followed by another complication covering a period of more than 6 weeks was the cause of her death. She was daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery deceased, of Altoona and was born in West Virginia in 1854. Had she lived until the 18th of this month she would have been 52 years of age. She was married on December 24, 1878. In her death, Altoona lost one of its most beloved woman and the First Presbyterian church one of its most devoted members. For twelve years prior to her marriage [,] she was organist tin [sic.] the church and for many years played organ at prayer meetings. She was organist of the primary school for upwards of twenty years. She was a prominent member of the Women's Missionary society. She is survived by her husband and a son, Thomas Chester Parsons, and the following brothers [sic.] Samuel T. McGlathery, Romney, W. Va., Mrs. Sarah H. Black, and Mrs. Annie H. Hamilton, Greenwood. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends, please omit flowers."
    -"Altoona Times" (PA) 9 MAR 1904, p. 8.
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  • Obituary, 11 JUN 1909: "'DEATH RECORD'
    Samuel T. McGlathery, of heart failure, at his home in Springfield, W. Va. He was a son of the late Allen McGlathery, of this city, and a brother of Mrs. John Black, Mrs. Gabriel T. Hamilton and Miss Belle McGlathery, also of this city. He was aged 72 years."
    --"Altoona Tribune," 11 JUN 1909, p. 12.
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  • Obituary, 7 AUG 1913: Annie H. Hamilton, wife of Gabriel T. Hamilton, died after an illness of but a few weeks. Deceased was the daughter of Allen and Martha McGlathery, deceased, and was aged 67 years. She had resided all her life in the city and vicinity and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends. She was a charter member of the Morningstar, one of its most earnest workers. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Lewis E. and Grace E. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Black and Miss Belle V. McGlathery, both of this city. The funeral 'arrangements have not been completed?"
    - Altoona [PA] Tribune, 7 AUG 1913, p. 10.
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  • Newspaper, 4 DEC 1946: "Duncannon Man, Retired Railroader, Honored at Party on his 96th Birthday,

    DUNCANNON, PA, Dec. 4. -- John Black, of 423 North High street, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employe [sic.], observed his ninety-sixth birthday anniversary on Monday at a party given by the Ladies' Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church on his birthday.

    A native of Duncannon, he has lived several other places during his life. While residing in Cove, near here, during the Civil War, Black remembers hearing cannon fire in Carlisle.

    He worked as a clerk in the transportation department of the railroad in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Altoona, and retired on December 31, 1920, after 47 years of service. His late wives were the former Miss Ida Rodrock [Ida May Rodrock], daughter of the late Rev. W. D. C. Rodrock, former pastor of the Duncannon Reformed Church, and the former Miss Sarah McGlathery [Sarah H McGlathery].

    Still active for his age, Black walks to a grocery store almost daily, mowed the lawn and worked in his garden last Summer and can read without glasses. He is a reader of THE EVENING NEWS."
    --The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), 4 DEC 1946, p. 2.
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Sources
  1. Findagrave John Black
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  8. Book:Altoona Tribune; Obituary: John Black; Newspapers.com; originally published Altoona, PA: the newspaper, Altoona Tribune. 03 Nov 1947, p. 14; Website
  9. Book:Altoona Tribune; "John Black"; newspapers.com; originally published Altoona, PA: the newspaper, 03 NOV 1947, p. 14; Website
  10. Marriage Sources:
    Website:JRB ",MARRIAGE: John BLACK to Sallie H. McGLATHERY, 1880, Blair County, PA"; USGenWeb Archives, Transcitption, "Plighted Troth," http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/blair/vitals/marriages/black-mcglathery.txt. ;
  1. Findagrave Sarah H McGlathery Black
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1850
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  7. Book:Altoona Tribune; Marriage Announcement: Black - McGlathery; newspapers.com; originally published Altoona, PA: the newspaper, 17 JUN 1880, p. 3; Website
  8. Marriage Sources:
    Website:JRB ",MARRIAGE: John BLACK to Sallie H. McGLATHERY, 1880, Blair County, PA"; USGenWeb Archives, Transcitption, "Plighted Troth," http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/blair/vitals/marriages/black-mcglathery.txt. ;
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