IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Edward C. White
Farmersburg Twp.

Edward C. White, grain dealer, was born in Jersey City, Ia., on Dec. 28, 1844. His parents P.M. and Catherine White, nee Findley, were natives of Massachusetts and Ireland respectively. They came to Clayton County in 1846, and pre-empted 200 acres of land, which they have since sold. Mrs. White died Jan. 2, 1866. Edward C. was educated in the schools of Iowa, and has made farming his business until recently. He is now engaged in the grain traffic. On June 16, 1866, Edward C. White and Martha, daughter of Anthony and Anna Gass were united in marriage. Her parents were natives of Germany, and came to American when they were children. Mr. and Mrs. White have had seven children - Anna C., born May 19, 1867; Martha B., Apr. 21, 1869; Isabel, June 2, 1871; Edward A., Jan. 13, 1873; Sarah, Aug. 1, 1875; Xenia, June 27, 1879, and L.E., Aug. 5, 1881. Mr. White is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and of A.F. & A. M. fraternity. He has held the offices of School Director and Constable for a number of years, and is one of the representative men of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 785
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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