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Biographical Sketch
of
T. M. White
Brown County, Kansas

 

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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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T. M. White

Mr. White is a native of the Sunflower state, his birth having occurred in Lancaster township, Atchison county, on the 2nd of June, 1858.  His father, Robert White, is now residing in Horton.  He was born in Zanesville, Ohio but was reared and educated in Indiana and Missouri.

Having arrived at years of maturity, he was married in the latter state to Miss Maria Miller, a native of Indiana, and in 1857 they removed to Kansas, locating in Lancaster township, Atchison county where the father resided until 1892, when he took up his abode in Horton.

He was one of the early settlers of this section of the state and experienced the usual hardships and privations which fall to the lot of those who establish homes on the frontier.  The country was very sparsely settled and one had to journey many miles in order to obtain the necessary household supplies.

Throughout his active business career he followed farming, but is now living retired.  He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party, and is a member of the Christian church.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Robert White were born eight children, namely: John A., of Atchison; Asenath, who is living in Nemaha county; A. J., of Benton township, who served as a member of the legislature and was recently appointed census enumerator of this district; T. M., of this review; James W., of Nemaha county; Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, of Atchison, Kansas; H. C., who resides in Hugo, Colorado, and is serving as county treasurer there; and Frank, who is serving as a reporter on the Denver Times, at Denver, Colorado.

Mr. White, of this review, was reared on the old homestead farm and received such educational privileges as the schools of the neighborhood afforded.  When twenty-seven years of age he was married to Miss Sarah A. Denton, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of George B. Denton, of Dentonville, Doniphan county, Kansas.

The young couple took up their abode in Huron, where Mr. White was engaged in mercantile business for about six years.  On the expiration of that period Mr. White purchased the property known as the McFadden farm, one mile from Willis and four miles from Horton.  This property he has improved until it is one of the best farms in the locality, the land being under a high state of cultivation bestowed upon it.

Their home has been blessed with seven children, namely: Edna E., Marcia M., Marshall R., Francis W., Irene, Jessie A. and Agnes Marie.  As every true American should do, Mr. White takes a deep interest in the political affairs and keeps well informed on the issues of the day.

He votes with the Republican party, and is now acceptably serving his township in the office of treasurer.  For many years he has been a faithful adherent of Masonry, and is a zealous and exemplary member of Horton Lodge, No. 326 F. & A. M.

He holds a high place in the esteem of his fellow men who have honored him with various positions of public trust. Social qualities and genuine worth have attracted to him many friends and those who esteem him highly are many.

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