BLACK, Homer
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BLACK, Homer, general secretary Y. M. C. A., Harrisburg, Pa., was born at Portsmouth, N. H., September 22, 1866. He is a son of William and Mary E. (Shepard) Black, natives of Portsmouth, who both died at Boston, Mass., the former June 8, 1879, the latter July 25, 1891. These parents had born to them three sons, namely: William, born August 10, 1850, and died June 10, 1894; James A., at present residing in New York City, and Homer.

When one year old, Homer Blace was taken by his parents to Boston, Mass., where they made their home. He received his education in the public schools of that city. He became accountant in a large furniture store, which position he occupied for a long period. During the years 1888-89, and part of 1890, he was engaged as associate secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Rochester, N. Y. In April, 1890, he removed to Bay City, Mich., where he filled the position of general secretary of the Y. M. C. A., until 1891, when he removed to Harrisburg. Since that date, he has, with ability and acceptance, discharged the duties of his present engagement.

He was married in Boston, Mass., December 25, 1889, to Eugenie Dagmar Peterson, daughter of Theodore and Anne Peterson, of Boston, Mass., but at present residing at Akron, Ohio. They have two children, namely: Theodore Wesley, born June 7, 1891, and Dorothy Stearns, born April 19, 1894. Mr. Black is a member of the Royal Arcanum, No. 499, of Harrisburg. In political views he is liberal. Both Mr. and Mrs. Black are members of Grace Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Black has spent most of his life in active and practical evangelistic work; a wise head, warm heart and genial manner are an attractive and forceful commendation of his religion.

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Date of Transcription: 25 Jan 2001

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