MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 378
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
WHITE – At Mt. Pleasant, Sunday evening, June 18, 1893, of softening of the brain, WILLIAM WHITE, in his 77th year.
A telegram conveying the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. White, who for over forty years had been a respected citizen of Muscatine, was received yesterday by relatives. The deceased was a native of Paisley, Scotland, where he grew to manhood and was united in marriage with Miss Helen Wilkey, who preceded him to the unknown beyond eight years ago. They came to America in 1849, locating in St. Louis, and two years later settled in Muscatine, residing here continuously almost ever since.
Mr. White early embarked in the millinery business, which he conducted successfully for many years, retiring from active duty only a short time ago on account of advanced age. Ten months ago he began to fail, and being partially demented, he was committed for treatment at the hospital in Mt. Pleasant, where he passed away.
Mr. White was a man of upright character and amiable disposition which won for him the respect and esteem of a host of friends and acquaintances during his long residence in our city. Two sisters survive, they being, Mrs. Archibald Miller, of Muscatine, and Mrs. John Little, of Long Grove, Iowa; also a niece and nephew, Miss Mary and William Banker, with whom he made his home for 27 years, and whom he regarded with true fatherly interest, care and affection.
The remains arrived from Mt. Pleasant last evening, and the funeral is appointed to take place Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the Presbyterian church, of which deceased had been a devoted life-long member.
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