Obituary: William White, Sr.
Apple River, May 1, 1888. – William White, Sr., died at his residence four miles southwest of this village last Saturday afternoon, aged 63 years, 9 months, and 25 days, and was buried yesterday in Highland Cemetery, Rev. Geo. Berryman officiating.
The deceased was born on the 3rd day of July, 1824, in Staffordstown, Antrim county, Ireland, coming to this country in 1851, living for two years at New Diggings, Wis. He then moved on the farm where he resided up to the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Alice Irvine, sister of Mr. Robert Irvine, of this village, on the 21st day of November, 1860, who survives him, together with their four children, two boys and two girls. They were at his bedside when he passed away.
Mr. White attended the school meeting in his district on Saturday evening, just one week before his death, and it is supposed got chilled, as it was a cold evening and no fire in the room, and on Sunday he was taken suddenly sick, which terminated in his death. He leaves a wife, four children, one brother, and hosts of friends to mourn his departure. He was one of or most highly respected citizens, having held the office of assessor for over twenty years, and both assessor and collector for many years. He also was school treasurer and held other offices of trust in the township, and was respected by all who knew him.
Although yesterday was a stormy day over eighty teams drawing friends, followed the remains to their last resting place. He was a subscriber of the Gazette for 35 years, a strong and staunch republican, and was known all over the Northwest as an honest, upright, and good citizen. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: James, John and Samuel McFadden, James Francomb, M. Gorman, and Matt Beaton