Terre Haute Tribune on July 06, 1948

Mrs. Catherine WHITE; Brazil, Indiana, July 6 (1948) - (Special) - Mrs. Catherine White, 73 years old, formerly of this city, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. F. Denham, (nee: Inez Maxwell) at Indianapolis after three years illness. She was a member of the Lutheran church near Patricksburg (IN). Survivors are three sons and a daughter, Grover C. Dickey, Cicero, Ind.; Arthur and Clinton Dickey, Fremont, Ohio, and Mrs J. F. Denham, (nee: Inez Maxwell) of Indianapolis; also 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters, John Devins and Mrs. Fannie Keller, of Jasonville, and Mrs. Charles Sanders, of West Terre Haute. The body was brought here and taken to Miller & Sons' Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the funeral home, Rev. Destinon officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Clay City IN.

Posted by James Rader


Owen County (IN) Democrat, February 9, 1899, p. 1.

Margret (consider Margaret a spelling variant) J. White, daughter of Edward and Moriah Willey, was born in Carrol County, Ohio, November 1, 1841, and died at her home in Owen County, Ind., January 31, 1899. Came with her parents to Indiana when three years old. United in marriage with Stephen White September 17, 1862. To them five children were born; one died in infancy, four with the bereft husband and father are left to mourn the departure of a devoted wife, loving mother and a kind neighbor. But they mourn not as those without hope. She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when quite young and remained an acceptable member until death. Husband, children and neighbors say she was a good woman. Her sickness was long and painful, yet she was patient, saying, "The will of the Lord be done." Said to loved ones that stood by, "Farewell, meet me where the tree of life is blooming." Funeral services were held in Bethel M. E. Church conducted by Rev. John Spears. The body was laid to rest in the old White Graveyard.

Posted by Randi Richardson


Owen County Leader April 24, 1941

Paris White, about 75 years old for many years a resident of Franklin township died suddenly Tuesday nite while sitting in a chair in his home near Freedom. He had been in apparently good health for a man of his advanced years and had been plowing gardens for various neighbors the past week or so. Heart failure was the cause of death. His first wife, Alice (Durbin) White was killed about two years ago when hit by a truck on West Morgan Street. Later he married a Mrs. Black from the northern part of the state, but they had separated. Recently some of his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Ory, had moved into his home to help provide for him. Surviving him are three children, two sons and a daughter. One lives in Greencastle and two at Indianapolis. He also leaves two brothers, Matt White of Quincy and John of Martinsville. As we go to press no funeral arrangements have been made.

Posted by LuAnn Ecton


Daily Reporter March 1, 1926

William Paris White, 19 years old, died Sunday morning at the penal farm after a two day illness with pneumonia. He is survived by his father, John White, four sisters; Mrs. Clyde Sparks, Mrs. Ed Langley, Mrs. Anna Rosenbaum of near Brooklyn and Mrs. Ina Marie Kimery of Indianapolis. The funeral services were held at Samaria this afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. George Goss. The burial was in the cemetery there.

Posted by LuAnn Ecton


Mrs. Paris White, 70, Meets Instant Death When Hit By Beer Truck

Owen County Leader January 12, 1939

Mrs. Paris White, about 70 years old, of Freedom was instantly killed Friday morning when hit by a beer truck in front of the Babbs Store on West Morgan Street. Mrs. White had come to Spencer with Mrs. Elsie Robinson of Freedom, cashier of the Owen County State Bank. Mrs. Robinson stopped and let Mrs. White out. They started on east and Mrs. White started across Morgan street and was hit. The truck, a '39 Ford truck with hydralic brakes was traveling west with a load a empty cases enroute to Evansville after a load of beer. The driver, Raymond Wilt, told officers he sounded his horn and at once applied his brakes. All the wheels locked and slid. Officier Frank Mitten and state police lieutenant, Don Franklin measured the marks on the pavement and stated that the truck slid 96 feet. Mrs. White was killed instantly. Her body was crushed and officers stated that when the truck was stopped one wheel was on top of her. The tire marks were still visible on her coat after it had been brought to the sheriff's office. An examination of the body showed she had suffered a broken neck, one arm broken in three places, a deep cut on one thigh, a fractured skull and a crushed chest. The truck and driver were held here while Coroner James Rowland and other officers, local and state police conducted their investigation. Wilt was arraigned before Justice Warner on a charge of involuntary manslaughter and on his plea of not guilty was bound over to Circuit Court. He gave bond in the sum of $1000 and was released. Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Ed Durbin of Patricksburg. She is survived by the husband, two sons and two daughters. After Mrs. White had got out of the Robinson car and the car had started east they heard the screech of brakes and looked back and saw she had been hit. They immediately went back to the scene of the accident. Mrs. Robinson was very nervous following the accident but took up her work in the bank. The body was taken by West's ambulance to the undertaking rooms to prepare it for burial. Funeral services for Mrs. White were held Sunday in the Freedom Nazarene Church and burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Clay City.

Posted by LuAnn Ecton

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