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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
selling horses and mules, in which he made
considerable money. In 1860 he removed to
Lancaster, where, in the fall of that year, he
opened a dry-goods store and was so engaged
during the war. In 1865 his brother-in-law,
John T. Ellis, became a partner, but later
Mr. White sold his interest to his brother,
Francis M. White. During the war he was
also engaged in the milling business, operating,
what was then known as the Keller
mill, at Lancaster, which was then the only
mill at that place, and during that time he
was also Postmaster. After selling his interest
in the dry-goods business Mr. White
began handling cattle, and was actively engaged
at that for a number of years, buying
in western and central Texas and shipping
or driving to Junction City and Abilene, Kansas.
New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana,
and other places. When the cattle business
went down he began handling cotton, and
was also interested in farming. Having
considerable money of his own and business
connections with parties East, he was engaged
in the brokerage business, in which he
made a great deal of money, and in fact was
successful in everything he undertook and at
his death left a large estate. IHe was a man
of clear head, good foresight and great
adaptability, and was the financier of Lancaster
and vicinity for many years. He died
at Nashville, Tennessee, May 28, 1881, while
there for treatment under the celebrated Dr.
Briggs, and was buried at the cemetery at
Lancaster. Mr. White was always interested
in the welfare of the cqmrnnlunity in which he
resided, and took q leading part in every public
enterprise. Five years before his death
he made a bright profession of faith in
He was married in White county, Tennessee,
to Lucinda F., a daughter of Samuel
Turney, a prominent and at that day a wellknown
lawyer of Sparta, Tennessee. This
lady accompanied lier husband to Texas, and
died a few months later near Wilmer, in the
southern part of the county. Slie had two
children, viz: Woodson P.,who is now a citizen
of this county, and Sophronia, who died
Six years after the death of his first wite,
Mr. White was married, April 17, 1860, to
Louisa F., the youngest child of Thomas M.
and Mary Ellis, whose sketch appears in
this work. To this union were born seven
children, as follows: Addie I-I., tile wife of
Samuel L. Randlett, of Lancaster; Mirnnie E.;
Willian L.; Hallie E.; Karl L.; Lula Pearl
and Byrd E., twins. The children still reside
with their mother. Mrs. White is a member
of the Baptist Church and gives of her means
to that and other worthy causes. She has
acted as guardian for the six youngest children,
developing a wonderful business
woman and a devoted mother, as best she
could filling her own and that of her deceased
HOMAS BEGGS, of the firm of Wati
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/377/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.