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    J. W. WHITE

    J. W. WHITE, saw-milling, Conover; J. W. White commenced business in 1870, by buying one-half interest of S. White, and in 1878, he purchased the other half of B. H. White; in the year of 1878, the boiler exploded, and he underwent a loss of about $1,200; Mr. White, being, an energetic man, soon had his mill in running order, and is doing first-class sawing, and has a liberal patronage. Our subject was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, March 11, 1842, and is a son of George and Mary (Anderson) White. Mr. White was born in New Jersey, Mrs. White in Pennsylvania. They emigrated to Ohio about 1830, and settled in Champaign Co.; April 4, 1850, they removed to Miami Co., locating on Sec. 3, Brown Township, where they both died - Mr. White Oct. 3, 1862, and Mrs. White in 1878. They were the parents of eleven children, of whom ten are now living. J. W. was brought up to farm labor and received a common education; at the age of 21 he entered the path of life for himself, and has since financially progressed to the amount of his present property, which consists of a good house and a lot of 8 acres, in Sec. 12, Brown Township, and as good a mill as can be found in the township. His marriage with Rebecca Hagerman was celebrated upon Sept. 16, 1863; she was a native of Ohio, born in 1845, and died Dec. 3, 1868; they, by this union, had two children, viz., Mary J. and Lillie M. Mr. White married for his second wife Mrs. Jane Webb, a native of this county, who was a daughter of William and Harriet (Harvey) Covault, who were natives of Pennsylvania.

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