Black, Gussie Pauline (Augustus) (May 5, 1889 - June 19, 1963)


Unknown - June 27, 1963

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Douglas Saturday afternoon, June 22, at 2:00 for Mrs. J.E. Black. The Rev. Clyde Thompson, pastor, was in charge. The hymns, "Beyond the Sunset." "Good Night and Good Morning" and "Sunset" were sung by Mrs. White and Mrs. Dugan with Mrs. Wollen as organist. Interment was made in Douglas Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Delmar, Ronald, Terry, Roger, Leon, and Stanley Burns, all grandchildren of Mrs. Black.

Gussie Pauline Black died Wednesday, June 19, 1963 at the Converse County Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for two months. She was born May 5, 1889 at Carrollton, Illinois, the daughter of Stephen Augustus and Nancy Catherine Rogers. At the age of fourteen Mrs. Black joined the First Baptist Church of Carrollton. She and her family moved to Holyoke, Colo. where she finished school. On Sept. 16, 1908 she and Royal Samuel Burns were united in marriage. To this union were born five children.

Mr. and Mrs. Burns homesteaded at Holyoke until 1919 when they moved to Manville, Wyo. Later they moved to their ranch north of Keeline until Mr. Burns' death in 1936. Mrs. Burns moved to Douglas and August 26, 1946, she married Jacob E. Black.

She loved gardening and flowers, her hobby was crocheting. She was active in the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her mother, father and three sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Jacob; her children, Mrs. Ferne Corn, Mrs. Frances Carlson, Mrs. Genevieve Heine and Russell and Roger Burns; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; 5 step-children and many other relatives and friends.


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