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Claude White Dead of Typhoid Pneumonia
Known Young Negro In Town Falls Quick Victim To Disease
probably . the best known young negro in Elkhart, died at 11 o'clock this
morning of heart failure brought on by typhoid-pneumonia. While "Whitey,"
as he was known, complained of ill-health at various times during the
summer his death occasions surprise as all of his acquaintances thought
that his powerful constitution would pull him through. White, who was but
little more than 21 years old was an athlete of marked ability. Although a
fair baseball player, his greatest reputation was as a football player.. He
played on the old Indian eleven and also on several smaller teams in
Michigan. His love for the game was probably the indirect cause of his
death. Against the .advice of friends he insisted on going to the game
October 23 between the Astors and the Polish. Athletic Club of South: Bend.
Here he contracted a cold which settled on his lungs and ultimately brought
about his death. He fought off the disease as long as possible but was
compelled to take to bed last Wednesday. , He was somewhat better this
morning and was sitting on the edge of the bed at the home of his parents
in the rear of the elder White's barber shop, 120 West Jackson street, when
the end came. His mother who was in the next room heard him when he fell to
the floor and ran to his assistance. When she reached his side he was
frothing at the moutlf. Dr. Frink was summoned but the end came before the
arrival of the physician. Young White was a barber by trade but since the
Truth fire in January he had been employed as night watchman at the Truth.
Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan White, he is survived by a sister,
Nora..Funeral arrangements have not been made. [1904-11-03; Paper:
Elkhart Weekly Truth]
Claude White's Funeral Tomorrow.
funeral of Claude White who died suddenly yesterday will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house, 120 West Jackson street-
NOT A NEGRO Father of Claude White Says He Came of Arabian Descent. The
death of Claude White develops the fact that instead of being a negro as
has been supposed, generally he was of mixed, descent, having Arabian,
Indian, French and Italian blood in his veins. His father, Allan White,
submits the.following to back up his statement: "Claude White's father was
born in Green Isle, Arabia, and his mother in America. His father's father
was born in Italy and and his father's mother in Arabia. His mother's
father was a Frenchman and his mother's mother an Indian." [Date:
1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth]
WHITE, MERL J.
Ind. Nov. 28 -- Mrs. John M. Berkey of Goshen, wife of a retired farmer,
today received a War Department message informing her that her adopted son,
Merl J. White, an infantryman, was killed in action in France Nov. 4.
[Indianapolis Star, Friday November 29, 1918 Transcribed by K. Torp ]
John M. Whitehead of one mile west of New Paris died of a spinal trouble
this morning, aged sixty-nine years. Her husband, to whom she was married
forty-nine years ago, and two sons and three daughters survive.
[1907-11-09; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review]
William Wilkinson, one of the oldest citizens of Elkhart County, died last
Wednesday, from injured received in a fall. he for many years kept the
Prairie Hotel, a favorite pleasure resort, in the neighborhood of Irwin and
Moorehead. [Indianapolis Sentinel, 1872-08-05 ]
WOLF, MRS. MARY A.
Mrs. Mary A. Wolf, formerly Mary A. Richards, was born in Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1826 and died at her home two and one half
miles northwest of this place June 22, 1887, aged 61 years, 2 months and 26
days. She married L. J. Wolf at Richville, Elkhart County, Ind., November
26, 1854. She joined the M.E. Church at 16 years of age. She and her
husband moved to Garfield County in December 1886. She leaves a husband and
three children, two here and one in Warsaw, Ind. [The Ravanna Chieftain,
June 30, 1887. Contributed by Peggy Thompson]
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