|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1898|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1979|
Our Father, Grandfather, Ralph Newton White was born in Floresville, Texas, February 22, 1898 to Oscar A and Alice Boyls White. He was welcomed by brother Estrel, brothers Ulrich and Alton soon followed, and sister Ruth was born just prior to the family moving to Center Point. The family suffered a great loss with the untimely death of Alice, when Ralph was only 15 years old.
On June 13, 1923 Ralph married Miss Irene G Moore, daughter of Kerr County Pioneers Gabe R Moore and Annie McGaughey Moore. In the early years, Ralph and Irene journeyed to Bandera each weekend, where Ralph would operate the projection and Irene played piano to accompany the movie at the local theater. In 1924 daughter Mary Kathryn was born and much to their surprise and joy fourteen years later, Gabrielle (in honor of her Grandfather) Ann was born. Mary and Ann honored their parents on thier 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration enjoyed by family and many friends from across Texas. Mr and Mrs White shared fifty-six year together.
Ralph was an avid fisherman, enjoying trips to Mexico, especially with his brothers Estrel and Ulrich. Some of the fondest memories of the older grandsons are of the sometimes scarey, always fun fishing expeditions to Mexico. A craftsman, he built the family residence in Center Point and was a self-employed builder. A believer of civic duty, he served many years as an Election Judge and was a founding member of the Center Point Lions Club. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Center Point and he was a true friend to all.
Mr White passed away on June 8, 1979 at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was survived by his widow and daughters, their husbands; Elmer Lee Jennings and James H Griffin and grandchildren, Michael L, Patrick L, Nancy Jennings and families; and Terence J, Susan M. and Daniel R Griffin; sister, Mrs Ruth Zinsmeyer; brother, Ulrich White and several nieces and nephews.
Oscar Alonzo White (1872 - 1953)
Alice L Boyls White (1877 - 1913)
Irene Gertrude Moore White (1901 - 1988)
Mary Kathryn White Jennings (1924 - 1989)*
Estrel Sylvester White (1896 - 1958)*
Ralph Newton White (1898 - 1979)
Ulrich Hugh White (1900 - 1986)*
Alton White (1905 - 1924)*
Ruth White McCoy Zinsmeyer (1909 - 2008)*
Feb 22, 1898 - June 8, 1979
May 3, 1902 - Aug 17, 1988
Center Point Cemetery
Maintained by: nancy price
Originally Created by: Michele and James H
Record added: May 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19172449