Belle Underwood White, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Monday 18 July 1949 at her home on Fifteenth St.
Member of Church of Christ most of her life.
Survivors: husband, J. L. White; four daughters, Mrs. john L. Atkins, Mrs. Seay L. Cowherd, Mrs. Mark D. Harrison all of Hopkinsville and Mrs. Eugene Steger of Christian Co.; three sons, Jesse White a city policeman, Leslie White and Harvey White all of Hopkinsville; six grandchildren; several great granchildren; one brother, John T. Underwood of Hopkinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Wright of Louisville, Mrs. W. M. Wood and Mrs. George Hill of San Diego, Calif.
Services: Tuesday 19 July 1949, burial in Riverside Cem.
Keightley Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 18 July 1949


Catherine (Kate) White, 62, of 254 Blue Ridge Drive died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Louisville's Jewish Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Albert (Al) White; a daughter Susie Smith of Xenia, Ohio; three sons, Buzz Shoemaker of Orlando, Fla., Ronnie R. White of Henderson and Tommie White of Xenia, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Irene Frey of Dayton, Ohio, and Lucretia (Pat) Harshman of Kettering, Ohio; and a number of grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at M. C. Colaugh Funeral Home in Xenia, with the Rev. John White officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, Ohio.
Sept 1980 Henderson Gleaner


             Danasia Monique White, infant daughter of
             Benneshia D. White, Hopkinsville, was
             stillborn at 2:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at
             Jennie Stuart.

             Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gamble
             Funeral Home, with Joseph Francis officiating.
             Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery.

             In addition to her mother, her maternal
             grandmother, Christine D. White, Hopkinsville,


  Suicides With A Razor
Mrs. Edward White Takes Her Own Life
Cuts Her Throat While Along in Her Room And Lives But a Few Hours
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Mrs. Flora Withers White, wife of Edward White, a young farmer of Oak Grove, committed suicide Sunday afternoon. She cut her throat with her husbands razor about 5o'clock and died about 3:00 yesterday morning. She had been in bad health for some time and very despondent. She had been very sick all day Sunday.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Nov 1900

Elmo Fletcher White, 72, Hopkinsville, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday at Intensive Hospital, Evansville, Ind., of natural causes. Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery.

A native of Christian County, he was born Feb 24, 1926, the son of the late Jordon Henry White Sr. and Alice Mae Wills White. He was a former employee of the city street department and was a member of Edgefield Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was also a member of the senior and mass choir. His wife Rosie N. White, preceded him in death.

Survivors include four sons, Elmo F. White Jr., LosAngeles Calif., Bernis E. White, Clarksville, Tenn., Arness White, Hopkinsville, Walter White, Chicago Ill,; 11 Daughters, Emma Harrell and Mildred Smith, both of Hopkinsville, Bessie Leavelle, Clarksville Tenn., Ebonye Dayvs', San Jose, Calif., Eleanor Shipp and Oray Taylor, both of Philadelphia, Dorothy Butler, Indianapolis, Brenda Corridon, Hampton, Va., Roseanna Beddingfield, Alamogordo, N.M., Rosemary Miller, Springfield, MO., Lovoria Williams, Augusta Ga.; three sisters, Bessie White, Laura Trice and Vinnie Coleman, all of Hopkinsville, a brother, Jordan White, Hopkinsville, 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren

Kentucky New Era
Tuesday June 23, 1998


Mrs Fanny Sloo White, died at Washington City last Tuesday.
Her remains were taken for burial to the old homestead of her father, "White Hall," near Vincennes, Indiana.
The funeral occurred last Saturday. Many friends of the family were present and a considerable number of persons of distinction. Mrs. White was the wife of Col. Geo. F. White and sister of Maj. A.G. Sloo, respectively Lieutenant Col. And Major of the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. Both of these gentleman were known and loved by many of our citizens who feel much sympathy for them in their sore bereavement.
Hopkinsville New Era
Jul 1886


This week Pollard WHITE received word of the death of his half brother, Gilbert Beebe WHITE, age 75 years at his
home in High Point, N.C. on January 29.
Mr White was the son of the late John F White and was born and raised in Trigg county.
Funeral services and burial took place at High Point.
Surviving are his widow, Pollard White, Cadiz, half brother; Pettus White, Hopkinsville, half brother; Mrs W.G. Dodd, Tallahassee, Fla. sister and Mrs F.K. Grasty, of Nashville also a sister. The late W.C. White was also a half-brother of the deceased. Cadiz Record - Feb 1944

While Asleep
John White, A tramp, Decapitated By a Train
Was Sleeping On the Track at Night Prayer Book in His Pocket
A white tramp, one of a gang of four traveling together, was ran over by the L. & N. train at Empire Monday night and killed. The body was brought to this city in a box car, by the coroner, after holding an inquest and buried in the Potters field. At the inquest it was shown by the testimony of Patrick Mullen, James A. Wallery and James W. Gee, the surviving tramps, that the dad man 's name was John White, and that his home was in Keysport, Pa. The men were all iron workers enroute to Alabama and had been on the road for three weeks. White has a sister living at Morgantown, W Va. Whose name is unknown. The men had walked from Nortonville and when the reached Empire lay down by the track to sleep. White put his head on a rail "for a pillow." As one of the men expressed it, and while asleep a night train came along and cut off the top of his head. The body of White was thrown against Gee who was sleeping at his feet, and woke him up. White never knew what hit him. The coroner has returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. White was 21 years of age and had a well worn prayer book in his pocket. His surviving companions accompanied his body to the cemetery and attended the lonely burial.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian
August 1900


Louis "Frog" White, 64, Central Avenue, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday (April 9, 1997) at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home of natural causes.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gamble Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jackie West officiating. Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Monday.

A native of Christian County, he was born March 21, 1933, the son of Howard White and the late Emma Bacon White. He was a farmer and a truck driver.

In addition to his father, survivors include two sons, R.D. Pollard, Cadiz, Victor L. Pollard, Hopkinsville; four daughters, Deborah A. Pollard, Clarksville, Tenn., Jacqueline Wadlington, Melbourne, Fla., Ruby Hopkins, Hopkinsville, Mary E. Nassin, Palm Bay, Fla.; three brothers, Willie L. White, Hopkinsville, Thomas White, Columbia, S.C., Paul White, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Ruth A. White, Cadiz, Nancy Wilson and Cassie Jones, both of Hopkinsville; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Norine Grisham White, 77, of Sharon Grove, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday at Russellville Health Care Manor, following a long illness. Burial will be in Gant Cemetery.

A native of Todd County, she was born April 6, 1921, the daughter of the late James William and Lizvie Harris Grisham. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Jackson "R.J." White, died in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Gael and Roy Mitchell White, both of Sharon Grove; a daughter, Carolyn White, Sharon Grove; a sister, Ruthelle Laster, Elkton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kentucky New Era
Monday June 22, 1998


Mrs Tula Pollard White passed away at her farm homestead near Wallonia, Ky, last Friday November 10, after an
illness which had invalided her for several years.
She was born in Caldwell in what is known as the Harmony
neighborhood, the daughter of Wilson and Frances Gray Pollard.
She was the youngest member of the large Pollard family, all of whom are now deceased.
In her very young life she married a neighbor boy, John H. White on October 15, 1884. Soon after marriage the couple bought and moved to the Old David Wall homestead farm, and there reared a family of three sons and one daughter, the daughter having died when very young.
She was a lifelong devoted member of Old Harmony Church and retained a devotion to old friends of the Harmony neighborhood.
Despite her illness and invalidism she maintained her contacts with her hosts of friends and her home was always a gathering place for the neighbors up until the day of her death.
Funeral services for Mrs White were held Saturday afternoon
with Rev. Charles Brooks, a Christian Church minister from Princeton, conducting the impressive rites.
Burial was at the Dal Wall graveyard near the home place. The casket was carried through an aisle formed by the floral offerings to the deceased, by the pallbearers to the grave close to her home.
There survive three sons, Herman and Vernon of Cobb, Ky and Maurice, who resides at the old homestead. Two grandchildren, who are in the armed services also
survive, They are Sgt Billy White, now in Egypt and Pvt Frances Gray White, station at Ft Benning, Ga. Two great
grandsons also survive.
Pallbearers for the deceased were S.D. Broadbent, Sr; B.F. Martin, S.W. Hopson, Jesse Iceman, Albert Overby and Harry Boyd.
Among those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr and Mrs Harry Boyd, Cairo, Ill, Mr and Mrs Jesse Iseman, Mrs W.W. berry, and Mrs Fraud Murphy all of Paducah and a number of friends from Caldwell and Christian counties. On her passing a fine representative of an older generation will be
missed, but a sweet memory of her influence will emain.Cadiz Record Nov 1944


Mr. W. C. White Claimed By Death
Trigg County's Outstanding Business Man passes Away At Age of Eighty
Heart Affection Proves Fatal To The County's Most Successful Financier
Mr. W. C. White, bank president, railroad owner and Trigg county's most prominent business man, died at his home in Cadiz at 6:25 on the morning of December 29th. A heart affection caused his death.
Mr. White had not enjoyed the best of health for some years, but his trouble was limited to attacks from which he soon recovered. However, while in Louisville on business a few days before Christmas he suffered an attack with the heart, and returning home took to his bed and never left his home afterward.
Mr. White was a native son of Trigg county and from early manhood had been actively identified with its business affairs. No citizen of the county's entire history had been more fortunate in the accumulation of worldly possessions than he.
When a young man he was associated with his father, the late John F. White, as buyer of tobacco. Later he was associated with his son, Ben T. White, and back in the days when tobacco was sold at the barn door, he had houses located over a number of counties, and always purchased large quantities with a profit to himself and those associated with him.
Back in the eighties, when the first bank was organized in Cadiz, he was the principal stockholder and the president of the bank. When this bank, know as the Bank of Cadiz, was consolidated with the Trigg County Farmers Bank some thirty years ago he was continued as its president and had remained so until his death.
The building of the Cadiz Railroad twenty five years ago was due more to his efforts than to any other one man, and from the time the company was organized he was its president and had since remained so, and some years ago became the owner of practically all the stock of the road.
His business connections went even into broader fields and for many years he had been a large stockholder and a member of the board of directors of the Water Company of Paducah.
He had been for some years vice president of the Southern States Portland Cement Company, of Rockmar, Ga., and also one of its board of directors. Upon the death of Mr. Thomas J. Flournoy, its president, some months ago, Mr. White became the active head of this immense business and had largely directed its affairs since that time.
Thirty years ago he and his sons and George W. Dixon, then of Grand Rivers, operated for a number of years Bear Spring Iron Furnace in Stewart county, Tenn. Their efforts proved very successful and were crowned with a rich reward for the toil and labor put into the enterprise.
With equal success and some years later the same organization operated old Center Furnace in Trigg county for a number of years.
In the business world he was recognized as an outstanding figure throughout Kentucky and in other sections, and as a result of his efforts and due to his superior judgment of men and business, he had been able to accumulate during his lifetime a large fortune.
Growing to manhood on the farm he never lost his love for its many attractions, and all through life was also an extensive land owner, and kept direct supervision of his farming operations, although others were in direct charge of the details.
He was a great judge of human nature and knew men. He enjoyed his friends and liked to use them. However, he delighted equally much in being used by them. No young man or older one for that matter, who was known to be worthy, ever went to him for help or advice that were turned away empty handed. He had little time, however, for those not worthy, and felt true manliness was ever, grateful and never hesitated to help those whom he knew to be trustworthy.
Mr. White was born in Trigg county, about five miles north of Cadiz, on October 22nd, 1845, and was a son of John F. and Susan Wharton White. The many qualities that in after life made him stand out among his fellows were inherited from the splendid Virginia families from whom he sprang. He grew to manhood on the farm and never moved to Cadiz until after his marriage.
This happy event took place in Cadiz on December 1, 1868, to Miss Lucy Terry. This union was blessed with eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are living and were at his funeral and burial. They are A. Percy White, J. Preston White, Ben T. White, H. Stanley White, Mrs. George L. Smith and Mrs. J. Lacy Hopson, of Cadiz; Mrs. Denny P. Smith, of Miami Fla., and Mrs. George W. Crenshaw, of Hopkinsville. The devoted companion of his home for fifty-seven years also survives him.
He is also survived by the following half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Susie B. Dunn and Mrs. Lucy Grasty, of Nashville; Mrs. G. William Dod, of Tallahassee, Fla; Mrs. Fred Hawkins, of Huntington, W. Va. And Gilbert B. White of one of the Southern states; Pollard White of Cadiz, and Pettus White, of Hopkinsville.
Mr. White was a natural leader of men. This does not mean that he did not take counsel from those associated with him. He thought quickly and directly, and from his own ideas of business and the views of others he formed his opinions, and his judgment of affairs seldom proved unwise.
He liked the association of men. In fact no other home in all this section ever proved a greater social center, and we doubt if any within a wide scope had entertained within it more people than that over whose destinies it had provided for almost sixty years.
He was never neutral on any question. He took a position on all questions with which he had to deal, and never stopped in any undertaking until his purpose had been realized and he seldom failed in anything he undertook.
Uniting with the Baptist church when a young man, he lived ever afterward a strong believer in that faith. He had strong convictions on religious questions. However, he was tolerant of those with differing views and conceded that others had the same right's he claimed for himself - that of deciding matters as they saw them and who held uncompromisingly to them.
He was one of the early members of the church in Cadiz and was ever devoted to his church and active in church attendance and church activities, and contributed liberally of his means to the calls made upon him.
At three o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, December 30th, funeral services were held at his old home, now owned and occupied by a son, Ben T. White, and the funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Dr. W. E. Mitchell. It was a simple service, free from show or ostentation, but in perfect harmony of the beautiful simplicity so characteristic of all true men.
Burial followed t East End Cemetery. The fathering of his funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Cadiz. The flowers from the hands of loved ones and friends were as beautiful as they were elaborate.
Truly it can be said that one of the outstanding men Trigg county has produced passed into the great beyond in the death of W. C. White. It will be a long time before another is found to fill his place.
Cadiz Record


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