Charles D Black 1852 - 1915
February 25, 2008
Black of Lansing, Michigan, born near Belmont, Allegheny county, N. Y., December 9, 1852 ; educated Alfred University, Alfred, New York ; graduated, Kansas City Homœopathic Medical College, 1891 ; city physician and health officer, Lansing, 1902-1904.
This prominent physician of Akron Township, Tuscola County, is engaged in the active practice of his profession and is the son of Allen D. and Lucinda (Wilbur) Black, natives of Broome County, N.Y. and Rhode Island respectively.
His grandfather was Dougald Black and his great-grandfather, John Black, was a native of Islay, Scotland, who emigrated too the United States in the latter part of the eighteenth century. The father of the Doctor brought his family too Michigan in 1864 having located land here in 1852.
The Doctor was born December 9, 1852 in Alleghany County, N.Y. and resided their up too the age of twelve years, when his parents came into Michigan. Until 1875 the youth attended the district school … In December, 1877, he began teaching and taught at various times, being employed fully seven years in this profession.
In 1881 he made a tour of the Western and Southwestern States… He entered upon the practice of his profession in 1884. Dr. Black returned on July 4, 1891 to Akron, this county, where his parents reside… there were eight children in their family and five of them are now living, namely: Joseph, who was in the service during the late war and now resides in Winconsin; Sophronia, who has married Mr. Neuber and resides at Lum Station, Lapeer County; C.P., an attorney at law, who resides at Detroit and who was United States Attorney under President Cleveland for the Eastern District of Michigan; Viola Anthony, who resides near Unionville and our subject who is the youngest.
The mother is a Seventh Day Adventist and a devout and earnest believer in the doctrines of Christianity.
When the Doctor was preparing for college he studied winters and worked during the summer and in the same manner he made his way through college and deserves great credit for his perseverance and ambition.