Obit: White, Josephine L. (1853 - 1934)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/05/1934

White, Josephine L. (13 Mar. 1853 - 30 Mar. 1934)

Mrs. Josephine L. White, a former Colbyite, died at 10:15 Friday night at the home of her son, Earl, at Wausau after an illness of two months and several paralytic strokes. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Colby M. E. church, Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating and burial was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were K. Andrews, O. R. Briggs, C. Joe Kraus, Hugo Krepsky, Ben Riplinger and John Pribnow.

The deceased was born March 13th, 1853, at Lodi, Ohio, and went to Ontario, Wis., with her parents in a covered wagon during the Civil War. She was married to N. J. White May 1, 1875, who came to Colby before the Wisconsin Central extended their railroad to this community, having taken up a soldier’s claim on eighty acres of land as a Civil War veteran. Mrs. White came to Colby in the year of their marriage.

Mr. White and his brothers, J. N. and J. P. White, operated a saw mill for seven years on the Eau Pleine river in the town of Holton which they sold later to Salter Brothers, after which he purchased and operated the Colby House for twenty-three years. Mr. White retired from business in 1910 and in 1916, he and Mrs. White went to Wausau where Mr. White died in 1920 at the home of his son, Earl. Mr. White was a charter member of the Colby lodge F. & A.M. and Mrs. White was a charter member of the Women’s Relief corps of Colby, a member of the Eastern Star of Wausau and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Bethesda Shrine. She also was a member of the ladies’ aid of the First Methodist church of Wausau. She is survived by her son, Earl, of Wausau, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Quackenbush, of Ontario.



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