|Birth: ||May 4, 1860|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1918|
Wife of John Albert White. Daughter of James Henry Brown and Elvira Foster.
THE CHARITON LEADER
Thursday, April 25, 1918
MRS. J. A. WHITE
Sophia Catherine Brown was born May 4th, 1860, in Middle Grove, Fulton county, Illinois and departed this life at her home in English township, on Thursday morning, April 11th, 1918.
When she was quite young she came with her parents and located on a farm near Chariton, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to John A. White on March 8th, 1881. To this union were born seven children, Ralph Emerson, who died in infancy; Roy A., who with his wife and family met a tragic death at Cheyenne, Wyoming, on December 17th, 1916; those living are Mrs. Grace Patterson of English township; Guy C., of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Elva Riggs, of Newbern; Thomas and Mrs. Hazel Baker, of English township. Her husband, John A. White, departed this life October 24th, 1916.
She was converted at the age of fifteen and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She lived a consistent christian life and her faith in her Saviour was triumphant. For over thirty-seven years she lived in English township, where she was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She was a great homebody and lived for those she loved, and many will rise up and call her blessed. Her health had not been good for some time, but since her husband's death and the tragic death of her son and his family, she has gradually grown weaker physically until the end came. She seemed to realize that the time of her departure was near at hand and said many times that she was ready to go, and she was greatly comforted through the promises of the Word and the hope of meeting with her Saviour and the loved ones who had gone before. When the crucial hour came she passed away from earth in the triumph of a living faith.
The largely attended funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in English township on Sunday forenoon at 11 o'clock. Rev. W. N. Graves, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Logan, and a nephew of the deceased, had charge of the services. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The music was furnished by a mixed quartette from Chariton. Interment was made in the Spring Hill cemetery.
James Henry Brown (1829 - 1878)
Elvira Foster Brown (1828 - 1903)
John Albert White (1855 - 1916)
Roy A. White (1882 - 1916)*
Grace Edith White Patterson (1883 - 1952)*
Guy Chalmers White (1884 - 1955)*
Elvira Sophia White Riggs (1885 - 1930)*
Thomas Benjamin White (1887 - 1955)*
Ralph Emerson White (1889 - 1889)*
Hazel Helen White Baker (1892 - 1957)*
Spring Hill Pioneer Cemetery
Plot: Row 3 E-W Grave 6
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jul 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40103890