|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1890|
DEATH OF FRANK G. WHITE
A Shock to His Many Friends Yesterday.
Mr. Frank G. White, after an illness of three days, died yesterday morning between 7 and 8 o'clock. He was formerly a member of the firm of Smith, White & Co. A short time ago he withdrew from the firm and opened a gentleman's furnishings store at 251 Main street. He had just got the new store smoothly running when his death came. Death was due to peritiflitis (perityphlitis or appendicitis).
Mr. White went to his sore Friday morning, but about 10 o'clock felt such severe pains in his abdomen that he concluded to consult a physician. He went home and Dr. James Campbell was summoned. Saturday he grew worse and a consultation was held with Dr. Jarvis. It was decided that an operation was the only chance of saving his life, as the vermiform appendix, the little sac in the intestines known as the "death trap", was plainly involved. Saturday night the operation was performed. A quantity of serum was taken from a cyst which had formed, and the appendix was found congested and adherent. Relief came from the operation, which seemed to be successful. Mr. White was apparently much better Sunday and the physicians had hopes of his recovery. He grew worse Sunday night, sank into a comatose state and died Monday morning.
Two years ago Mr. White had a similar attack. He was then brought safely through the difficulty by his physicians. After death a closer examination was made of the affected parts. It was found that the adhesions had stopped the circulation of the blood and caused gangrene, the direct cause of death. Mr. White was 32 years old and began business as a clerk with Gemmill & Burnham. He was married six years ago to Miss Agnes Best, a daughter of Fire Commissioner George Best. His wife survives him. She has been quite sick for two weeks, but is now nearly recovered. Mr. White's widowed mother, three brothers and a sister survive him. The news of his sudden death yesterday was received with sorrow and regret by the many friends he had made in social and business circles.
The funeral will be held from his late residence, No. 28 Buckingham street, at 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Kittredge Wheeler of the South Baptist Church will officiate. The burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
[ The Hartford Courant 15 Jul 1890]
Agnes Best White (1859 - 1930)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot: 52, Sec: 5
Created by: REHM
Record added: Dec 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45034569
Added: May. 30, 2012