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I. K. White


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 4/4/2023 at 22:52:51

I. K. WHITE was born in Wheelock, Vermont, in 1825, and obtained his education at the district school; on attaining his majority, he joined an older brother, at Nashua, N. H., and engaged in building railroad bridges, which he followed until 1852, when he was married to Miss Elizabeth Gregg, of Manchester, N. H., and followed farming for three years. He then, much against the wishes of his friends, concluded to go West, and arrived in Danbury, Du Page County, Illinois, in the spring of 1856. After a year's stay there, he started to visit a brother in Union County, Iowa, and found him living in company with another family, in all sixteen persons, in a small log cabin sixteen feet square, through which the snow and rain penetrated. In spite of these hardships, however, Mr. White bought 300 acres of land, and in May, 1857, moved his family upon it and commenced improvements. Mr. White has raised a large family of eight children--six boys and two girls--and has endeavored to do his share in all enterprises which have for their object the greatest good to the greatest number. He is at present one of the three County Supervisors and is highly regarded by men of all political parties.

Illustrated Centennial Sketches, Map and Directory, Union County, Iowa
Published by C. J. Colby, Creston, Iowa 1876


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