Bio: White, Philip & Ellen McKenzie
Contact: Loyal Public Library

----Source: Excerpt from "The Centennial History of the York Center United Methodist Church, 1880 - 1980..


Philip S. White was a pioneer and resident of the town of York. He was born in Frankford, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 22, 1848 to Benoni White and Cloha Smith. He was married to Miss Ellen McKenzie of Sterling, Canada, daughter of David I and Rose McKenzie on Sept. 19,1872.

In 1878, Mr. and Mrs. White came to the United States, settling in Outagamie County where they lived until their coming to Clark County in 1880. They purchased wild land in the town of York and lived there for fourteen years. He worked nine winters, felling virgin timber with an axe and crosscut saw.

Later they purchased a larger tract of land nearer Loyal and farmed until they retired.

They had six daughters: Mrs. Georee (Ida) Fiddler. Mrs. Norman (Eunice) Rogers, Mrs. Emil (Mary) Haupt, Mrs. Hobert (Alice) Swieso, Mrs. James (Mina) Colby, Mrs. Walter (Effie) Swieso, and five sons, Will, Dave, Frank, James and Herbert. (died 1980.)

Most or their children attended the Palmer (Lincoln) school.

Pictured below: The Philip-Smith White Family: Ida, Mina, Phillip, Effie, Ellen, Herbert. Back row: William, Frank, Alice and Eunice (1910?)



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