Below is Charles M. Black’s obituary from the Shawano Evening Leader, Feb. 10, 1964: Charles Black, 73, Shawano businessman, dies today Charles Black, 418 West Green Bay Street, a prominent Shawano businessman, died at 12:30 a.m. today.
Mr. Black, 73, had been ill for some time and became seriously ill the
past week. Death came just five days after the passing of his wife, the
former Ann Foley, on February 4th. Born and
raised in Shawano, he operated the Black Implement Company on
Washington Street for many years after being in the land and lumber
business and a dealer in cattle and horses. He was born here on August 4, 1890, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Black.
His father was in the lumber business and as a boy he spent
considerable time in the woods where he learned logging and timber
operations and on many occasions would travel with the logging crews in
the spring drives down the Wolf River. For
several years he was a partner of Nate Howe in the Howe & Black
horse and cattle dealership in Shawano at the site where the present
Chevrolet garage is located. Up until the past few years he was also in
the timber buying and selling business. Mr. Black
was married to Ann Foley at Milwaukee on December 12, 1912. He was a
member of the Shawano Masonic Lodge No. 170. Survivors include a son
John of Shawano; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bess Miller of
Marshfield and a brother, Curtis Black of Shawano.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wettstone at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday at the Born Funeral Home with Masonic rites at graveside
at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.