|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|
|Parents: } Robert Black & Sophronia June Rutherford|
Relationship No.} 753
|1st Household No.}|
| Occupation 1} Farmer |
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|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} None|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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