|The Detroit Free Press, March 19, 1905|
For George Black drunkenness was more than a disease, it had become an occupation the last six months of his life. Having been discharged from Eloise he turned to the bottle. So strong was the urge to drink that he took leave from his life as a shoemaker and left home to pursue it full-time. Or so it would seem. Perhaps it was merely an inebriated accident. Either way, his death on the steps of City Hall provided notoriety for both his cause and namesake.
He's buried in Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, Michigan.