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Black, George R.


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Date: 8/4/2020 at 10:21:51

George R. Black, United States Mail Agent on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad, has run from Burlington, Iowa to Albert Lee, Minn. He was born in Greene County, Pa., on the 14th of November, 1853, and is the son of Hiram H. and Mary A. (Morris) Black, who were also natives of Pennsylvania. (See sketch of Hiram H. Black) When but six years of age he accompanied his parents to Washington County, Iowa, where he was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of his adopted State, supplemented by a partial course at the Agricultural College at Ames.

Mr. Black was married in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on the 15th of October, 1879, to Miss R. V. Pratt, a daughter of E. Porter Pratt, a pioneer of Iowa, now residing in Marion Township, Washington County, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. By this union there are three children Harley H., Maida and Porter. In October, 1886, Mr. Black was appointed to his present position of mail agent, after having passed a very creditable examination. His record during the past year has been a good one, there being very few errors charged to him in the distribution of the mail. Politically, Mr. Black is a Greenbacker.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of George R. Black, page 310.


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