Black, Harriett Belle (Reavill) (February 3, 1877 - December 29, 1933)
DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES MARK
PASSING OF DEVOTED SISTERS Services Held Saturday at Methodist Church for Miss Myrtle Reavill and Mrs. Geo. Black Death, which invaded the home of Geo. M. Black of Glendo Wednesday, of last week to strike down Miss Myrtle Reavill, a sister of Mrs. Black, again called on Thursday, taking Mrs. Black, even before funeral arrangements were complete for his first victim.
Douglas Enterprise - January 3, 1933Miss Reavill had been living at the home of her sister near Glendo for some time. She was ill only a short while. Before her death, Mrs. Black, who was caring for her, became ill and was brought to a Douglas hospital, where she succumbed, neither sister knowing of the other's death.
Mrs. George M. Black, whose maiden name was Harriett Belle Reavill, was born, at Flat Rock, Ill., Feb. 3, 1877, and was therefore 55 years of age. She was married to Geo. M. Black at Calhoun, Ill., April 15, 1896. She and Mr. Black came to Douglas in the fall of 1904, and homesteaded between Glendo and Orin on the Elkhorn. They lived there since that time.
They have one son, Victor J. Black, who makes his home in Glendo, and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Blaine, who resides in Douglas.
Miss Myrtle Reavill was born at Flat Rock, Ill., Jan. 24, 1875, and was 57 years of age. She was a practical nurse for years but some time ago deserted her chosen profession to make her home with her sister.
Surviving relatives of the two sisters are the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Black, mentioned above, Mrs. Black's husband, Geo. M. Black, and a brother of the two, Edgar A. Reavill, of North Platte, Nebr.
A double funeral service was conducted at the Methodist church in Douglas Saturday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Wm. T. Methvin, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Douglas cemetery with Hofmann Mortuary in charge.
Hosts of friends from Glendo attended the funeral, and floral offerings were profuse.
The pallbearers for Mrs. Black were J.A. Moran, George Snyder, Henry Hewes, Wm. Cundall, D. R. Ellis, George Collins, all of Glendo.
For Miss Reavill pallbearers were Ralph McClure, Mr. Peterson, Earl Stevenson, Chas Wormwood, Walter Voudry, and Clark Coleman, all of Glendo.
The stricken family is extended the sympathy of the entire community.