James M White
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 10:18:09
James M White who died in Ogden July 1901 was long and actively identified with industrial interests as a carpenter of that place and enjoyed ad enviable reputation as a substantial and respected citizen. His birth occurred in Pennsylvania on December 29, 1849, his parents being Lewis and Elva White, who were likewise natives of the Keystone state. The father, an agriculturalist by occupation, removed to Illinois in an early day and there followed farming during the remainder of his life.
James M White was reared and educated in Illinois and n early life learned the carpenter’s trade, working at that occupation in Prairie state for some time. After coming to Boone county, Iowa he engaged in farming for four years, but on the expiration of that period took up his abode in Ogden and again began work at this trade. During the remainder of his life he engaged in carpentering and in that connection won a gratifying measure of success, for he was a skilled and reliable workman. He died in July 1901 when in the fifty-second year of his age, ad his demise came as a great blow to only to his immediate family, but also to an extensive circle of friends.
In December 1870, Mr White was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Morehead a daughter of Samuel and Mary A (Hollis) Morehead, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. The father removed to Illinois in an early day and carried on agricultural pursuits in that state until called to his final rest o September 24, 1894. The demise of the mother occurred September 22, 1874,. Unto Mr and Mrs White were born ten children as follows: Lewis E who is a resident of Perry , Iowa, Charles J living in Ogden, May who is the wife of Isaac Dixon of Ames, Iowa, Eva who gave her hand in marriage to Henry Jones and agriculturist of Boone county, Belle the wife of Frank Morgan who follows farming in Boone county, Arthur a barber of Ogden, who died in 1903, John W living in Ogden, Raymond a resident of Boone, Iowa, and Albert who died when but one year old.
Mr White was a democrat in politics and cast his ballot in support of the men and measures of that party. He served as a member of the school board for four years. His religious faith was that of the Methodist church, while fraternally he was identifies with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mrs White who yet survives her husband, is well known and highly esteemed in Ogden, where she still makes her home.
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