Individual Record 311

Name}   Black, Silva Jane (Sylvia) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 31 Jan 1861 Place} near Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Marr.: Date} Exa 24 Dec 1882 Place} First Presbyterial Church, Napa, Napa, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 15 Feb 1956 Place} at home, near Oakville, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa 17 Feb 1956 Place} cremated, Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1189=1870 USA cen
Source 2}   49 = 1880 USA cen
Source 3}   51 = Marriage rec
Source 4}   52 = 1900 USA cen
Source 5} 219 = Death record
Source 6} 223 = Obituary
Source 7} 252 = Death record
Source 8} 259 = Obituary
Source 9}   13 = Family history
Source 10}1133=Family history
Parents: } Robert Black & Sophronia June Rutherford
   Relationship No.} 753
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:    First} Samuels, Nathaniel (Nat)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Sylvia was of Scottish origin.  She crossed the plains via the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon as an infant.  Later she told stories to children of attacks by Shoshone Indians during the journey.  Her parents settled briefly in Oregon, then came to the Napa Valley, California, in 1863.

In 1870 at age 9 Sylvia and her parents and siblings lived in the Hot Springs Township of Napa County.
In 1880 at age 19 she and her parents and siblings lived in the Yount Township of Napa.

In 1911 Sylvia was widowed when her husband died at age 56.

Sylvia was a member of Myrtle Rebekah Lodge No. 15 of Vallejo and Ioka Pocahontas Council No. 30 of Vallejo.

From 1952 until her death, Sylvia lived with her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Moore, at 8371 St. Helena Highway, Oakville.  She was bedridden for her last three years.  Sylvia passed away at age 95.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 12:35 A.M. Fraternal/Social} Rebekah
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   7 Jan 2010
Date Created}    5 Dec 1998
Copyright © 2010 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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