Veterans Who Have Passed–William A. Hanson

Rockford Register Star, Mar. 4, 2020.

John Black

Former Supervisor Winnebago County

Member of Winnebago County Board for 4 years – chairman for 1 year.

Died suddenly Saturday night of a heart attack.  Coroner McAllister investigated.   Interment will be in Rockton cemetery.

“Masonic Burial for John Black”  prominent Winnebago County farmer

Farm was 520 acres in Winnebago County and 120 acres in Rock County.

Funeral will be held from home; Masons will be in charge of the services.

Surviving are the widow and 8 children in Rockford, Rockton, and Beloit (listed)

Also surviving are 2 brothers, James and Samuel of Huron, Kansas… (9 total)

Deceased was born in County Sligo, Ireland – July 31, 1846.

His parents came to Winnebago County from Pennsylvania in 1848.

Married: Lucy Chapman September 4, 1870.

Source:  Rockford Morning Star  10/10/1911