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White, Agnes

Mrs. Agnes White

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes White were held at the home of Mrs. Belle Seymour on Monday of last week, Rev. J. R. Estes of the Methodist Church officiating assisted by Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt of the First Baptist Church. Interment was made in the City Cemetery.

Mrs. White had been living here for about six months. She is survived by the husband, Mr. Archie White of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, July 11, 1935
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright


Columbus, Texas, June 29.--The funeral of Mrs. Agnes White, who died at the home of Mrs. Belle Seymour early today, was held form the Seymour home Friday, Revs. J. H. Estes, pastor of he First Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. W. D. Wyatt, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Deceased is survived by her husband, Archie White. Interment was made in the City Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, July 5, 1935, page 7 

White, Annie Margaret (Thatcher)

Annie Margaret White

Mrs. Annie Margaret White, 89, a life long resident of Eagle Lake, died at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital after a short illness.  She was born in Eagle Lake on September 2, 1897, in the same house at which she resided until her death.  She was born to John R. and Cora Shortt Thatcher, a descendent of the Montgomery and Thatcher families who came to the Eagle Lake area before and during the 1836 Texas Revolution.  She married Simon S. White, Sr., 1917.  She was a life long member of the Christ Episcopal Church, a charter member of the Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) with nearly 3600 official hours of volunteer service.  She was an active member of the Women of the Episcopal Church and AARP; member of the Colorado County Historical Association, Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Texas Republic (sic Daughters of the Republic of Texas). 

Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, April 20, in Eagle Lake from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend George Welsch, pastor of the Christ Episcopal Church, and Reverend Melburn Sibley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Pink Ladies of the Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary, in full uniform, gave special recognition to Annie Margaret by their mass attendance.  Thirty-one out of 63 total member (44 active and 19 inactive) filled almost five reserved pews with the family designating them as honorary pallbearers.  This was the first time the Pink Ladies have done something like this.  Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

Survivors include her son, Colonel S. S. White, Jr., his wife Carolyn, granddaughter Cheryl White Schmitz and her husband, Mike Schmitz and grandson Greg White, all of Austin; an older sister, Mrs. Josephine Thatcher Vollentine and nephews John Thatcher Vollentine of Columbus, Georgia and Judge H. H. Vollentine of Gonzales and their families; niece Dorothy D. Douglass Trainer of Dallas, and her family; all relatives of the Montgomery-Thatcher family group, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Greg White and Mike Schmitz, both of Austin; William Trainer of Houston; Judge Henry Howard Vollentine of Gonzales, and Walter Lee Bauer, Gerry Clipson, Steve Taylor and Robert Wilcox, all of Eagle Lake.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight April 23, 1987
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

White, Archie

Archie White, 78, Dies in Houston

Last rites were held here Sunday afternoon for Archie White, 78, at one time night manage of the Santanna courts here. He died in Jeff Davis hospital in Houston lat Friday about 9:30 p.m. funeral services in Columbus Funeral home were conducted by Rev. Norman L. Roberts, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. White, a native Texas, was a member of the Baptist church.

His only known surviving relative is Charles K. Smith of Houston,who was related to Mr. White's wife, now deceased.

Burial was in he Odd Fellows Rest cemtery[sic] here. [Death certificates gives City Cemetery as place of burial]

Colorado County Citizen, August 28, 1958, page 2

White, Avell

Negro Youth Dead; Pneumonia

A young negro man named Avell White, living in this city for a number of years, in fact we believe he was born and raised here, died late Monday evening, after a several weeks' illness, of pneumonia. His body was laid to rest in the colored people's cemetery west of town Tuesday afternoon.

A sad feature of this case is that two other brothers of the dead man--David and Aaron White--are down with the same disease, said to be in a bad way, and either or both of them may succumb to the same disease.

These people are in destitute circumstances, in need of food and clothing, and if any of you charitably inclined people read this item and want to do a good deed, you can send anything you have to spare to these people who live In the southeastern part of the city. One of them, David White, has a family. The senior editor of this paper will vouch for the fact that they are a deserving case.

Weimar Mercury, March 16, 1934, page 1

White, Bill

“Bill” White, an aged and respected colored citizen of this place,died in San Antonio Tuesday morning, and the remains were brought here Wednesday morning for interment. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, Aug 29, 1919, page 4

White, Carolyn Jane (Olds)

Carolyn Jane White  Death Notice 

White, Carolyn Jane, 74, retired librarian, of Austin died Saturday, Survived by husband Simon, Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Harrell funeral Home.

Austin American-Statesman, Jun 30, 2008

Carolyn Jane White

Beautiful and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, confidant, went to her eternal home with the Lord, June 28, 2008.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri February 10, 1934 and graduated St. Louis University.

Mom lived a full and wonderful life, She and husband, Si and children, Cheryl and Greg traveled to many exciting places during Si's Air Force career.  Upon retirement the family moved to Austin where Mon was active in Save the Children, the Republican Women's Club, the Retired Officers Wive's Club, and volunteered at the 1886 Tea Room.  She was known for her chocolate cakes and pecan pies, given to all she considered friends.

Mom was caring and compassionate to a fault.  She always had a joke ready to tell.  She was wise counselor and a good listener.  Her greatest joy was her family and friends.  Throughout life she was sustained by her faith in the Lord.

She will be greatly missed by husband, Si; daughter Cheryl; son Greg and wife Kathy; granddaughters, Melissa and Rachael, and by her dog Buddy.  She will also  be missed by the two people who took such excellent care of her, Allison and Beth.The family wishes to thank Dr. Vihn Nguyen, Dr. Robert Stroud, and the caring and dedicated staff of South Austin Hospital.  Special thanks to Michael in ICU for his caring and compassion.

The family also wishes to thank Pastors Walter Harms and William Knippa for their devotion and compassionate care over so many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at Harrell Funeral Home with burial to follow at Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Submitted by Dorothy Cox

White, Charles H.

White, Charles H. of Columbus--who was a son-in-law of our worth county treasurer, Mr. Henry Boedeker--was accidentally killed in Houston last Monday by falling from the third story window of a hotel to the ground. We copy from the Houston correspondence of the Galveston News the following account of the sad affair:

This morning about 5 o’clock a gentleman living next door to the Lone Star hotel on Prairie avenue heard a crash on the ground just outside his window. It was such a queer sound that he hastened to the spot and found a man lying upon the ground seeming in the agonies of death. The fact was announced inside the hotel and it was found that one of the guests--C. H White of Columbus--had fallen out of a third-story window to the ground, from the effect of which he later died. Justice Schwander was called and had not late this evening finished the inquest. Deceased was 28 years of age. It is said he was a man of family, having a wife and several children in Columbus. He has been down here perhaps six weeks and was a mechanic. His family was wired the sad news by Ross & Co. of this city. The fatal injuries received were internal, though his shoulder was dislocated and his cheek badly cut open. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 16, 1892

White, Claud E.


An old timer in Bellaire and one who for a time was employed by the city, Claude E. White, 59, of 5205 Chestnut, died Friday night in a Houston hospital.

A heart condition made Mr. White retire a number of years ago.

Services were held Sunday at the Pat H. Foley chapel, Rev. Marion F. Reynolds officiating, with graveside ceremonies at Eagle Lake [Masonic Cemetery] that afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice White, two sons, Claude E. White Jr. and Russell A. White, all of Bellaire, a brother, Charles T. White, two sisters, Mrs. Bertha McMillan of Angleton and Mrs. Fred L. Kessler of Houston, and five grandchildren.

Bellaire Texan, 16 Nov 1955, page 4
Contributed by Matt Cross

White, Constance L. (Tarlton)

Woman, 34, Killed In Horse Riding Accident

Connie White, 34, died Thursday, Aug 27, when she was thrown from a horse during an early morning ride at her home southeast of Weimar.

She and her husband, Dwain White, lived on a 30-acre place along Deer Hollow road (County Road 235), which is off FM 155, a total of about 15 miles from Weimar. He is in the business of shoeing horses, mostly racehorses, and they also have some horses of their own.

An experienced horsewoman, Mrs. White enjoyed riding just about every morning. She had gone riding about 6:45 a.m. and her husband had gone to town. When he returned home at about 7:45, he saw her horse, still saddled, and at about 8 he found her, some 500 yards from the barn. A neighbor called the Weimar ambulance, reporting that Mrs. White was unconscious, but she was dead when the ambulance arrived, and Peace Justice Ed Hanzelka of Weimar, was called for an inquest. He pronounced her dead at the scene at 10 a.m.

Constable Joe Dusek assisted in the investigation. He said it appeared Mrs. White had been thrown from the horse and her left boot had caught in the stirrup, causing the horse to drag her until she slipped out of the boot, which was found about 10 feet farther in the direction she was being dragged. She had head and internal injuries.

The Whites had lived on their "Blacksmith Farm" in the Deer Hollow community since 1981, coming here from Fort Worth.

Born June 30, 1953, at Houston, she was a daughter of Oran D. and Betty (Sanders) Tarlton. She was a member of the Texas Quarter her first riding club at the age of 5.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: her mother and stepfather, Betty and Stu Robinson; a brother Oran D. Tarlton of League City; two sisters, Ruth Gilder and Ann Rachel Tarlton, both of Fort Worth. Her father died in 1966.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, from Hubbard Funeral chapel here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery [Burial in New Bielau Cemetry DA]. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Weimar Mercury, September 3, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

White, Cornelius

Alleyton, Tex., July 3.--About sunset July 1, one Cornelius White colored, went to neighbor for a bucket of water. After talking a few minutes he got his water and started for home, passing the house of R. C. Smith. It appears he had accused Smith’s boys of throwing rocks at his house. Charles Smith, a boy about 16 years old, went out and stopped him. Witness did not hear what Smith said, but deceased replied: “I did say you threw rocks at my house.” Deceased then turned to go with his water bucket on his head. Defendant struck him in the back of the head felling him to the ground, stooped over and struck him twice, fracturing the skull. Deceased only lived a few minutes. It was about dusk Friday evening, the 1st instant. Defendant was held in $2500 bond, which he readily gave. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 9, 1892

White, Dan

Dan White, a hard-working, well-known negro farmer of the Clear Creek neighborhood, died at his home last Monday, after a long and severe illness. He was buried at the colored people’s cemetery west of town Tuesday morning.

Weimar Mercury, July 13, 1901, page 5

White, Elias

A negro youth named Elias White, son of Bill White, colored, died in San Antonio a few days go, and was brough here for burial. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 30, 1905, page 1

White, George W

MR. GEO. W. WHITE, an old citizen of Texas, and for many years a resident of Columbus, died last night at his residence in this city. He has been confined to his bed for many weeks, and hopes were entertained for his recovery, but his age and the virulence of the disease overcame all medical aid, and he passed to the unknown land. He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. His remains were shipped to Flatonia for interment.

Colorado Citizen, May 1, 1884

White, John

Weimar Items

Died, last Friday morning, at the residence of Jake Garner, three miles south east of Weimar, a man by the name of Jno. White, who was under several heavy bonds for his appearance before the District court of San Jacinto county. He was buried in the Odd Fellows’ Rest on Saturday morning. This was handed to your local for insertion for the benefit of his relations and friends as well as interested parties. San Jacinto county papers please copy.

Colorado Citizen, October 16, 1879

White, John Robert


John White, about 60 years of age, living a mile southwest of Rock Island, was shot and almost instantly killed Wednesday afternoon on the road between his home and Rock Island.

Shot from a shotgun struck him in the lower right breast, and the left shoulder, two shots having been fired.

Justice of the Peace Thrower, Sheriff Burttschell and Deputy Wegenhoft went to the scene at once and found the dead man lying in the road, face downward and covered by a quilt. [Burial in Myrtle Cemetery]

T. J. Flournoy of Rock Island was taken into custody in connection with the killing and was brought to Columbus and lodged in jail. --Columbus Citizen

Weimar Mercury, August 21, 1925, page 2

White, Lee

Weimar Negro Run Down and Killed By Passenger Train

Lee White, a well known negro man of this city, who had been working in the Rosenberg section, on a farm, for several months past, was run over and killed by a fast Santa Fe train early Sunday morning. His body was literally torn to pieces. It is said that particles of his body were found several hundred yards distant. It was some time before the man's head could be found, we are told, and part of the face was shorn off. Most of the body had to be taken up with a shovel. The remains were gathered as best possible and brought to Weimar next day for interment in the colored people's burying ground west of town.

Whether Lee vent to sleep on the track or just how it happened will, perhaps, never be known. There were no witnesses. As we. understood it, the train that killed him made no stop until it reached Houston and then the engineer reported to the company that his engine had struck and killed a man near Rosenberg, advising that it be investigated.

The body in pieces was located but it was some time before the identity of the man could be established. It is said that Lee had been working on a farm east of Rosenberg, but had spent the nite in Rosenberg and on Sunday morning was headed back to his place of employment.

If we mistake not, Lee was born and reared in this city and lived here, the greater part of his life. He was probably between fifty and sixty years of age, and had a wife and a number of children living here.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1938

White, Maria M. (Anaya)


Funeral services were held ft Maria M. White Wednesday, December 9, from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Maria A. White was born June 21, 1959 in Onekama, Michigan to Reyes Anaya and Maurilia Larrale Anaya. She married Cecil White May 30, i985,

She was a housewife and a Lutheran.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil White of Columbus; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reyes Anaya of Columbus; step-daughter, Desi Ray White of Columbus: sons, Corey, Tyrone, and Anthony Le Curcux all of Columbus; sisters,. Betty Flores of McAllen, Lydia Loredo of Manistee, Michigan, Juanita Vasquez of Manistee, Michigan, Margie Mendez of Columbus, Martha Ehlers of Columbus and Patti Anaya of Columbus; and brothers, Andres Anaya of South Bordman, Michigan and Florentino Anaya of Ludington, Michigan.

Pallbearers were James Hooker, Charles Herchek, Tommy Stuart, J. 0. Davis, Mike Romo and Roy Alford.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 1987

White, Marshall

Card of Thanks

The family of Marshall White wish to thank the doctors, nurses and whole hospital staff for their kindness shown him during his illness and after his passing. Thanks to everyone who gave money, sent flowers, good cards, telegrams, and help in any way. Thanks to the members of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church for the use of it and the help of their ushers. Thanks to the pastor for the eulogy and each minister for the consoling words and prayers. Thanks to the Robinson Funeral Home for their excellent service. Widow, Cordelia White; Brother, Rayford Anderson; Aunt, Carrie Hughes. May God bless all of you. [Interment in Paradise Gardens]

Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1966, page 5

White, Mary (Fisher)


Words cannot express our gratitude for the care and consideration given to our mother, Mrs. Mary White during her illness and after her death.  We thank everyone sincerely for the visits, thoughtful cards, beautiful flowers, and the delicious food.  We especially want to thank Dr. Youens, Dr. Cummins, and the nursing staff; also Ben Davis Funeral Home.  Most appreciatively, The Family of Mary White. [Interred in Paradise Gardens]

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1973, page 2
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

White, Paul

Paul White Is Buried Yesterday In Rock Island

Funeral services were held in Houston yesterday morning for Paul White, 53, who died in a Houston Hospital Monday, following surgery He was a resident of Houston.

Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island.

Survivors are his widow, Irene White; 3 sons, David, Tommy and Jan White; 2 brothers, Louis White of Houston and Howard White of Phoenix, Ariz.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Spildowski, Bay City, and Mrs. Bulah Weft, Seattle, Wash.

Mr. White had many friends in this county.

Colorado County Citizen, January 10, 1957

White, Rita (Rivera)

Funeral services for Mrs. White are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Arnold Anders will officiate.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Henneke Funeral Home. Mrs. White was born in East Bernard on July 13, 1950, the daughter of Rufino and Josephine Hernandez Rivera.

She Married Cecil White on Nov. 26, 12980, and had been a Columbus resident for 15 years.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Cecil While of Columbus; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufino Rivera, of East Bernard; three daughters, Brenda Servantes, Lupe Servantes and Desi Ray White, all of Glidden; three sons, Larry Servantes, Michael Servantes and Demetres Servantes, all of Glidden; two sisters, Cnnie Ramirez of Columbus and Janie Luna of East Bernard; and six brothers, Mark Rivera, Ray Rivera, Roy Rivera and Rubin Rivera, all of East Bernard. [Interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 1982
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

White, Robert Polk



In the death of R. P. White, which occurred last Friday at 11 o’clock a. m., Columbus has lost another of its old time residents and a good citizen.

Mr. White first suffered an attack of influenza and later pneumonia. He recovered from the first illness sufficiently that he came to town just a day before his death. After his relapse his condition grew rapidly more grave until his life was despaired of and relatives were sent for.

Interment took place at the Odd Fellows’ Rest Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. Inman Townsley, Rev. R. S. Garrard and Rev. J. H. Wiseman of La Grange performing the funeral services.

His parents, with their family of small children, came to Texas in the days when an ox-wagon was a splendid mode of travel and settled in Fayette county. Mr. White was born in Memphis, Tenn.

He secured the consent of his parents and, at the age of 16, enlisted in the Confederate army under Captain Upton and did his best for the cause he considered just till the close of the war.

The family moved to Colorado county and for many years he has been a resident of Columbus, having married Miss Minnie Schmidt and entered the mercantile business here many years ago.

Mr. White was, in his younger days, a great hunter and in his time has killed many deer. He was also quite an expert fisherman.

He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a loyal friend. He would have been 75 years old this summer, and while his death came as a surprise to many, he had been in poor health for several months.

He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Burger of Columbus, Mrs. C. L. Saeger of Brenham; four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Creel and Mrs. L. M. Simmons, both of Flatonia, to mourn his loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved.

Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Saeger and family of Brenham, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Simmons and Mrs. E. J. Creel and C. B. Shaw of Flatonia, and Mrs. Louis Burger of Eagle Lake.

Colorado Citizen, February 17, 1922, page 1

White, S. O.

Our condolence is extended Mr. and Mrs. Rob’t P. White, of our city, in the loss of their little daughter, S. O. White, which sad event occurred last Friday night, at the residence of Mr. Joseph Shaw. She was a bright, beautiful babe nine months of age, and the grief-stricken parents are inconsolable over their loss. But their loss is their darling’s gain, for she is in the realms of bliss in the Great Beyond:

“Oh! who could wish their longer stay
In such a world as this,
Since thou has gained the realms of day,
Amid pure, undying bliss!”

[Interment in the Riesing Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, July 27, 1882, page 3

White, Sam

Two of our colored citizens--Sam White and Ed Allen--died the past week end, after a brief illness. Both were buried in the colored people burying ground west of town. Both were men well along in years.

Weimar Mercury, February 27, 1931

White, unknown

We understand the wife of Lee White, a negro man of this city, died of smallpox or Cuban itch Wednesday night. The city council met Thursday afternoon to investigate the matter. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 9, 1904, page 8

White, Willie Maud
Hicks, Dorothy

Mother and Daughter Killed As Car Rams Through Home

Halloween became a night of horror for a Weimar colored family when a car crashed through the side of their home, killing a mother and her three-year-old daughter and injuring three of the other four occupants.

Dead are Willie Maude White, 26, and her daughter, Dorothy Hicks, 3.

In Youens Hospital with an injured jaw and body bruises is Mary White, 43, mother of the dead woman.

Treated for minor injuries and released were Joyce Faye McMillian, 13, daughter of Mary White; and Teresa White, 2, a foster daughter.

The only other person in the house at the time was Leonard Adams, 5, son of Willie Maude White, who was not injured. Another child, Royce Ray McMillian, twin of Joyce Faye, was visiting some neighbors when the tragedy occurred.

The driver of the 1952 Chevrolet that struck the house, Floyd Wilson, 32, (colored) of Alief, Texas, was jailed at Columbus and charged by Highway Patrolman Leon Wilson with "murder without malice". He made $5,000 bond Tuesday and was released until his appearance before the grand jury. He was not injured. The freakish and tragic accident occurred at about 9:30 Saturday night. When first help arrived, the car was completely inside the ones room, ramshackle building, its front bumper against the wall opposite of the gaping hole it made in entering.

Trapped underneath, in an enormous pile of mattresses, bed clothing and rags, were three of the home's occupants, the two who died and the 13-year-old girl. The other three were lying on the floor in other parts of the room.
There was some delay in getting the three out from under the car, until enough men had gathered to push the car partly out of the building.

Doctors who examined the bodies said the young mother and daughter apparently had suffocated under the pressure of the car on the mattresses and bedclothes that buried them, for there were no visible wounds.

One Able to Breathe

The 13-year-old girl also was under one of the mattresses held down by the car, but had some breathing space. She got only a bruise on her face.

Wilson, driver of the death car, had no explanation for the accident. He did not appear to be Intoxicated; he talked sensibly and cooperated with the officers investigating.

"I called myself going to Ray Mann's Cafe," he said, "but I must have been on the wrong street. I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden my car was hitting that house."

The single-wall, badly run-down house is on the southeast corner of a block, almost. directly in line with newly-paved East Street. The paving ends at that corner, and the street continues, at a slight angle, as a gravel road.

All In Car's Path

Mary White believes it was something like intuition that saved her life and that of two of the children. Seconds before the car hit the house the whole family was asleep, all in the direct path of the car.

"I was heating some water to take a bath," she related, "and thought I’d lay down while I was waiting. Willie Maude, little Dorothy and Leonard were asleep on their bed on the far side of the room (opposite where the car struck). The baby (Teresa) was, on the bed with me. Joyce Fay was on a pallet on the floor, between the two beds.

Something Said "Get Up"

"I fell asleep for a few minutes. All of a sudden I woke up scared. Something told me 'Get up', and the first thing I thought of was maybe that kerosene stove might explode. I looked at it first and it. was all right. Then I looked out the window and saw this car coming fast, about half a block away. It weaved to the left side of the road and kept coming fast. I grabbed up the baby, hollered at the others and grabbed Leonard off the bed and threw him out of the way. Then the wall hit me and knocked me down."

City Marshal Fred Vornsand arrived soon after the accident. Patrolman Wilson and Sheriff's Deputies M. H. Buller and Ed Potter came later, the patrolman heading the investigation since it was a traffic case,

Nolan Jackson's Sister

For Mary White's family, it was the third tragedy in less than a year.

Several months ago her brother, Nolan Jackson, was stabbed to death in a fight. About six weeks ago Willie Maude's baby, less than a year old, died. Mary, known as a hard worker, has had an uphill fight to keep her brood clothed and fed. They had been planning to move into a better house soon and were only waiting for a flue to be installed. [Interment of Willie Maud White and Dorothy Hicks was in Good Hope.]

Weimar Mercury, November 6, 1953, pages 1 and 8
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