Martha Louise Black, O.B.E., F.R.G.S.
Born February 24, 1866, in Chicago, Illinois (the headstone inscription is incorrect)
Died in Whitehorse on October 31, 1957
Beloved wife of George Black
In the early years of the last century, George and Martha Louise Black forged a political partnership that helped guide the Yukon into the modern era. Martha was made an F.R.G.S. (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) in 1917, and was awarded the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) in 1948.