Burton Despard White

Burton Despard White[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1877 - 1956  (78 years)

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  • Name Burton Despard White 
    Born 9 Apr 1877  Nutter Fort, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1956  Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID P21244  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Christian White,   b. 14 Jul 1851, Upshur Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1931, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Malissa Catherine Franks,   b. 5 Jan 1853, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1908, Nutter Fort, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Apr 1876  Nutter Fort, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F6495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie May Pike,   b. 11 Jan 1882, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1939, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1903  Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Frederick Thomas Christian White,   b. Abt 1905, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     2. Joseph Carl Anthony White,   b. 24 Aug 1907, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1978  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Burton White,   b. 11 Oct 1914, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 2012  (Age 97 years)  [natural]
     4. Nellie Mae White,   b. 27 Jun 1919, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1987  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F6498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia, Volume II by James Morton Callahan, Professor of History, West Virginia University, 1912 p. 798:
      "He was the manager of the family store in Clarksburg. It also lists his DOB as 19 Apr 1877."

      The marriage record lists Burton's parents as Thomas C. and Melissa C. White.

      1910 Census Dist 0017, Clarksburg Ward 1, Harrison Co., West Virginia
      White, Burton D. Head M W 33 M1 for6yrs WV WV VA Merchant - Meat
      White, Nellie M. Wife F W 29 M1 for6yrs 2ch/2 lvg WV VA MD
      White, Fredrick T. son M W 5 WV WV WV
      White, Carl A. J. son M W 2 WV WV WV
      Dugglass, Oth L. roomer M W 23 S WV WV WV Merchant - Meat

      1920 Census Dist 0057, Clarksburg Ward 1, Harrison Co., West Virginia
      White, Burton D. Head owns M W 42 M WV VA WV Merchant - Retail
      White, Nellie M. Wife F W 36 M WV VA VA
      White, Frederick T. son M W 14 S WV WV WV
      White, Carl A. son M W 12 S WV WV WV
      White, Mary dau F W 5 S WV WV WV
      White, Nellie M dau F W 6/12 S WV WV WV

      1930 Census Dist 2, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia
      White, Burton D. Head owns M W 52 M@25 WV WV VA none
      White, Nellie M. Wife F W 42 M@20 WV VA VA none
      White, Fredrick T. son M W 24 S WV WV WV Stone Mason
      White, Mary B. dau F W 15 S WV WV WV none
      White, Nellie M. dau F W 10 S WV WV WV none

      The 1940 census is interesting as it indicates that Burton and his two single daughters were maintaining a large rooming house.
      1940 Census 17-3, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia
      White, Burton D. Head M W 61 Wd WV
      White, Mary Burton dau F W 25 S WV
      White, Nellie May dau F W 20 S WV
      The Whites indicated that they lived in the same place in 1935 but their nine roomers came from all over the country! I have not transcribed the nine roomers.

      West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 about Burton D. White
      Name: Burton D. White
      Birth Date: 9 Apr 1877
      Birth Place: West Virginia
      Death Date: 27 Mar 1956
      Death Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia
      Burial Date: 31 Mar 1956
      Cemetery Name: Holy Cross
      Death Age: 78
      Occupation: Ret. Merchant Grocery
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: Thomas Christian White
      Mother Name: Melissa C. Franks
      FHL Film Number: 847177

  • Sources 
    1. [S347984917] Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia, Volume II, Callahan, James Morton, Professor of History, West Virginia University, (1912), P. 799.

    2. [S347984795] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6742).

    3. [S347984834] 1910 U.S. Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884), Clarksburg Ward 1, Harrison Co., West Virginia.

    4. [S347984865] 1920 U.S. Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6061), Clarksburg Ward 1, Harrison Co., West Virginia.

    5. [S347984863] 1930 U.S. Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6224), Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia.

    6. [S347984999] 1940 U.S. Census, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442), Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia.

    7. [S347984925] LDS IGI Records, ().

    8. [S347984754] West Virginia Vital Records Online, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx), Harrison County Death Records.

    9. [S347984872] West Virginia, Death Index, 1853 - 1973, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2568).

    10. [S347984674] Find A Grave Website, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi), Memorial# 138632576.
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138632576

    11. [S347984887] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2538).



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