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Richard Henry White


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Robert White 1837-04-07 Martha Tate 1839-04-05

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Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 1867-01-16 Mulmer Township, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 1899-12-31
Death 1938-11-22


Shelburne Free Press and Economist,
Date: 01 Dec 1938,
Type: Obituary
Shelburne Free Press & Economist, December 1, 1938 -


On Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 1938, after a brief illness, Richard Henry White passed away at his home at 32 Garnock Avenue, Toronto. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Robert and Martha White. He was born in Mulmur Township 72 years ago. While he was quite young the family removed to Shelburne, and here he attended the village school and later took a position in the grocery establishment of F. A. Campbell & Co. Several years afterwards he accepted a similar position in Toronto, but soon purchased a business of his own, and for many years conducted a grocery trade on Carlton Street, and afterwards on Church Street. Quitting the grocery business, he took a position with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and was just on the eve of retiring after twenty years of service with this company when he was stricken with his fatal illness. "Dick," as he was commonly known, was of a kindly and generous disposition, and had a very wide circle of friends. He was a member of the Masonic and Orange Orders. In politics he was a lifelong Conservative. He was a member of the United Church, and for the past 25 years was on the Session of North Broadview United Church. In his younger days he was a member of the Shelburne lacrosse team, and always retained an interest in the old game. His particular hobby was the breeding of song-birds, and his aviary comprised many beautiful varieties, which were frequent winners at Canadian bird shows. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon last, following a private service at his late residence, and a public service in North Broadview United Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. H. J. Pritchard, assisted by Rev. W. A. Gardiner, B.D., of Seaforth. A very large number of floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The late Mr. White is survived by his widow, the former Emily Alexander, and four sons, Frederick, Ralph, and Kenneth, of Toronto, and Arthur, of Montreal. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. W. A. Gardiner, of Seaforth; Mrs. A. Douglas and J. E. A. White, of Shelburne, and Dr. S. T. White, of Orangeville.