Obit: White, Jerome N. (1842 –1915)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/06/1915

White, Jerome N. (15 JAN 1842 - 28 APR 1915)

A telegram received by W.D. Lamont last Thursday, conveyed the intelligence that J.N. White, a former well known resident of this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), had died at his home in Rhinelander, on Wednesday evening, and that the remains would be brought here on Friday for interment.

Jerome Napolean White was born in Kingston, Penn. Jan. 15th, 1842. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1854, settling at Friendship here they made their home for a number of years. In the winter of ’72-73, accompanied by his brothers, N.J. and J.P., came to Colby and has made northern Wisconsin his home ever since. He followed the vocation of lumbering. He cruised the woods for a number of years and in 1877 he entered the employ of A. Lamont as bookkeeper, where he remained for several years. He afterward had charge of different milling operations and at one time was a member of the firm of White Bros. & Co., who operated a mill six miles northeast of this city. About 24 years ago he removed with his family to Fifield, where he remained for seven years, going from there to Rhinelander, where he had charge of the lumber interests of Curtiss Bros. & Co., until about twelve years ago, when he resigned his position, and engaged in the grocery business up until the time of his death.

Jan. 23rd, 1878 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Lamont, to which union seven children were born, five of whom with one grandchild remain to mourn his death, Kirk, Misses Della, Rachael and Mabel of Rhinelander; Roy and grandchild, Eleene White, of Minocqua.

"Boney" as he was familiarly known to his many friends, was a man who was very well thought of wherever he went. At the time of his residence in this vicinity he was known to every man, woman and child. His friends were numbered according to his acquaintances. In his dealing with man he was always honorable and he had a cheery word and a pleasant smile for everyone. He was an optimist and made his presence felt at gatherings of his friends and neighbors. He thought a great deal of his family and gave them every advantage within his power and he lived to see his children grow to young men and women and be an honor to their father and mother, and take their proper places in the world. He had been a sufferer for a number of years with paralysis, and bore up bravely, until about two weeks ago when he was stricken with pneumonia. His condition was too weak to resist the ravages of the disease, and he passed peacefully away.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Friday afternoon. There was a short church service, Rev. R.R. Braddick officiating. The Masonic Lodge of this city, of which he has long been a member, had charge of the ceremony and bore him to his last resting place in the family lot in Colby Cemetery, where the beautiful Masonic service was read, and the body of their departed brother consigned to its kindred dust.



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