M.G. Black

Marcus Gaines Black

Full Name: Marcus Gaines Black
Date of birth: November 6, 1865
Date of death: June 21, 1937

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Mount Pleasant / Titus   Morris, Red River, Titus

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House District 3
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Mount Pleasant / Titus
Counties in district: Morris, Red River, Titus

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Other Resources

  • M.G. Black, birth date 11/6/1863 in Mount Pleasant, Texas; death date 6/21/1937 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, father Thomas Gaines Black, mother Sarah Jane Harris, nurseryman, rose grower, husband of Annie Black. Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969.
    Alma W. Hayes Black, first wife of M.G. Black, died 5/10/1930 in Nashville, Tennessee; residence place Donna, Texas. Tennessee, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955. Ancestry.com.
  • M.G. Black of Mount Pleasant, Titus County, elected doorkeeper of the House of Representatives 8/31/1932. Bonham Daily Favorite.
  • Obituary, Mrs. M.G. Black, "Donna Woman to Be Buried Wednesday," 5/13/1930, p. 10. "The Blacks have lived in the Valley for about 10 years." Brownsville Herald.
  • Census of 1870 and 1880 - Markey/Marke Black in family of Thomas G. Black and Sarah J. Black, Titus County, Texas.
    Census of 1900 - Mort Black, Titus County, age 34, born November 1866, [occupation illegible], spouse Almer, son Alvin, daughter Eva.
    Census of 1910 - M.B. [M.G.] Black, Titus County, age 43, born circa 1867 in Texas, farmer/nursery, spouse Alma, son Alvin, daughter Elizabeth.
    Census of 1920 - Marcus G. Black, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, age 53, born circa 1867 in Tennessee, nurseryman, spouse Alena, daughter Elizabeth. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • Marcus Gaines Black and Alma Hayes, parents of Walter Alvin Black, death date 4/22/1971, birthplace Mount Pleasant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, M.G. Black, Donna. 7/4/1937, p. 3. McAllen Monitor.
  • "Hon. M.G. Black of this city [Mount Pleasant], who represented this county in the Twenty-ninth legislature, has announced as a candidate for state senator." Abilene Daily Reporter, 3/11/1908, p. 6. "Thomas was elected to the senate over M.G. Black." "Election Notes," Clarksville Times, 7/28/1908, p. 4. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • "Funeral Services for M.G. Black Held Local Church," Mount Pleasant Daily Times, 6/24/1937, p. 1, crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Death notice, Mrs. M.G. Black, Mount Pleasant Daily Times, 5/12/1930, p. 1, crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library, "a former Mt. Pleasant resident, died Sunday night at her home in Donna." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Marcus G. Black, "M.G. Black Dies Monday Night at Arkansas Home," Mount Pleasant Daily Times, 6/22/1937, p. 1, crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library. Born in Titus County in 1865, died in Conway, Arkansas on Monday, 6/21/1937; about 12 years ago moved to the Rio Grande Valley, then to Conway, Arkansas. Survived by son Dr. Alvin Black and two daughters, Eva Birthisell and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - M.G. Black, postoffice Mt. Pleasant, nativity Texas, age 38 (born circa 1867), nurseryman, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Marcus Black, birth date 11/6/1865, death date 6/21/1937, burial in Masonic Cemetery next to Alma Black, birth date 12/28/1868, death date 5/10/1930. Titus County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. M.G. Black, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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29th R.S. - 1905
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Penitentiaries  

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