MILTON W. WHITE, the pioneer physician of Van Horne, is a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, and was born April 2, 1854. His father, Alexander White, was a native of Pennsylvania, and followed blacksmithing as an occupation, but later in life engaged in agricultural pursuits, and is now residing in Page County, Iowa; his wife, Elizabeth (Wyckoff) White, was also born in Pennsylvania and is yet living. Of their union seven children were born — James is a farmer, in Iowa County; Mary is the wife of N. M. Adams, and they are living in Page County; Milton W.; Josie S. married C. M. Rich, and they are living in Page County; John A. is a lawyer, practicing his profession in Blunt, Hughes Co., Dak.; Lizzie married F. F. Randolph, and they are residing in Huron, Dak.; Will J. is studying medicine with his brother, Milton W., the subject of this notice.
Milton W. White was eleven years of age when his parents moved to this State and settled in Iowa County. There he received his education in the common schools, taking his part in the labors on the farm, and thus developed into manhood. His education was supplemented by a course of study at the Iowa State University. After graduating he engaged as a pedagogue, and was thus occupied for some time. While performing his duties in that calling, he chose the medical profession as his vocation. He entered the Medical Department of the Iowa State University in 1879, and after following the curriculum of that institution, graduated therefrom in 1882. He then went to Poweshiek County and engaged in practice with his former preceptor, Dr. Conoway. In July, 1882, Dr. White located at Van Horne and was the first physician to practice at that place, and has continued to make it his residence until the present time.Dr. White was married, April 18, 1883, to Gertrude Du Gan, of Iowa City, and a native of Pennsylvania. Mrs. White's father was killed at the battle of Pleasant Hill, during the late Civil War. The Doctor and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics Dr. White is a Republican. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and an Odd Fellow.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 225-226.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on January 28th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.