Biography - W White
W. G. WHITE, physician, Jonesboro, was born May 21, 1853, in Union Star, Breckinridge Co., Ky. He is of Scotch-German descent. Traits of both nationalities seem to show themselves in his studious habits and close application to business. His grandfather, Horatio White, was born in Scotland, where he farmed. He settled in Ohio and was also married there. His son, Dr. Jacob S. White, was born in 1824 near Steubenville, Ohio. He died October 17, 1865, in Kokomo, Ind., from disease contracted during the war, where he served his country as Brigade Surgeon, under Gens. Pope and Nelson, having graduated at Philadelphia, Penn. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and also a Royal Arch Mason. He had one sister and two brothers— Anna, Horatio and William. His wife, Elizabeth A. Grant, was born July 22, 1842, in Union Star, Ky. She is a distant relative of Gen. U. S. Grant, and the mother of one son, W. G. White (our subject), who received his education in Indianapolis, Ind. He clerked some time in a drug store in New York, where he also studied medicine, but graduated in the Medical Department of the University of Indiana May 1, 1878, having formerly been an attendant in a medical hospital in Indiana. His preceptor was Dr. Evan Hadley, with whom he practiced medicine after he graduated till the spring of 1882, when he came to Jonesboro, where he has followed his chosen profession, enjoying the confidence of the people in the town and country'. He was joined in matrimony, February 10, 1876, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Miss Flora B. Nossaman, born March 30, 1859, in Marion County, Ind. She is a daughter of Adam and Salome (Catterson) Nossaman. Her grandfather Nossaman was born in Germany, and her grandfather Catterson was born in Ireland. Mrs. White is the mother of three girls — Zeralda Adeline, born June 21, 1877; Gustavia E., born March 21, 1879; and Nellie S., born January 20, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. White are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Knights and Ladies of Honor. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic party. While a resident of Indianapolis, he was a member of the City Council, which he filled to the satisfaction of his constituents.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 117.