Black, William A.
Age: 19, credited to Manchester, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/30/1842, Manchester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mount Hope Cemetery, West Point, NE
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WILLIAM A. BLACK, HEAD OF WEST POINT BANK DEAD
WEST POINT, NEB. MARCH 14 (SPECIAL TELEGRAM)
William A. Black, president of the First National bank, died today at the family home in this city, after a short illness. Mr. Black came here in 1885 and with a few associates bought out the Crawford-McNish-Graham private bank, and established the First National. He was cashier until 1911, and since that time been president. He was born in 1842 at Manchester, Vt., and enlisted at the age of 20 in the Fourteenth Vermont Infantry, and served with marked distinction during his term of service.
He has, since his arrival here, been actively interested in all movements for the betterment of the community and the upbuilding of the city and county, and was held in high esteem by all classes of citizens.
During his long life here, he held many positions of honor and trust. Of unswerving integrity and unblemished life, he held the confidence of the people in a remarkable manner. He was a prominent Mason.
Two children and his widow survive, besides a sister, residing here. The funeral service will be held the last of the week, the exact date not being set.
Omaha (NE) Bee, March 15, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French