Sunday, July 17, 2016

c1909 Photograph of Brothers Louis Edmond White and Lawrence Bartlett White, Then of Fargo, North Dakota

c1909 photograph of brothers identified on the reverse, from right to left, as Louis Edmond White, age 6 years and 6 months, and Lawrence Bartlett White, age 2 years and 9 months, taken while the family was living at Fargo, North Dakota.

Their parents, Horace L. White and Grace Rae (Jackson) White had married at Wiscasset, Maine, on April 4, 1901.  According to their marriage record, Horace was then living at Burlington, Vermont, and working as a teacher; Grace was living with her parents at Wiscasset, Maine, and working as a compositor.  Interestingly, the marriage record also reveals that the ceremony was performed by Grace's father.

Horace was born March 20, 1870 at Portland, Maine, son of William White and Ann Augusta (Oliver) White.  Grace was born September 28, 1873 at Lincolnville, Maine, daughter of Rev. William Bartlett Jackson and Ellen Adelaide (Ward) Jackson.

Louis Edmond White was born in 1903 and Lawrence in 1907, both at Burlington, Vermont.  By 1910, the family, including Horace's father William, were living at Fargo, North Dakota, where Horace was a chemistry professor.  By 1920, the family, including William, had moved to Los Angeles, California, where the Census showed Horace as a chemistry teacher.

Horace died in 1925 and Grace in 1949, both in California.

I looked briefly to see if Grace Rae (Jackson) White was related to Maine war hero Dr. Sumner Waldron Jackson, "Doctor to the Resistance", but apparently not, at least not closely.

Not surprisingly, given their family history, Louis Edmond White became a minister in Oregon and Lawrence Bartlett White an educator in California.

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