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Hannah Meredith White
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1855, Wales
Death: Nov. 24, 1939
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA

Born in North Wales, her parents, Humphey Meredith and Elizabeth Beddle Meredith, converted to the LDS Church, and took Hannah who was 6 years old, 3 brothers and a sister, to America.
Landing at New York after a very hard ocean trip, they moved initially to Wisconsin, and then to Utah. In Attica, Green County, Wisconsin, they lived from 1861 to 1863, and when news came that the two older sons were to be drafted into the Union Army, they decided to move immediately to Utah.
In May 1863, they joined the Crawford Wagon Train, then forming up at Omaha, Nebraska, becoming one of 32 wagons. Humphey the father and Humphey the brother each drove a wagon while the oldest brother, Edward, night hearded the stock. During the four month trip to Salt Lake City, the wagon train was harrassed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. During one fight Hannah then eight, with her brother two years older, were hidden in among the stoves and covered over with sacks of flour until the Indians retreated.
They arrived at Salt Lake City on 6 Oct 1863 and the family located in the old Tenth ward where the younger Meredith children received most of their schooling. The family remained in SLC for the next 5 years and then her father died. They then moved to Rush Valley, Utah.
Hannah married Joseph White in 1875, in SLC and spent the next 31 years in Tooele County. They had six children two of which died before reaching maturity. They are buried in the Johnson Cemetery on Johnson ranch in Rush Valley Tooele Co.,that is now located on the Deseret Chemical property. One daughter died of diptheria at age 16.
Hannah was activity in Relief Society and gave freely of her time to helping the sick and afflicted and often would go miles in winter to help families on the scattered farms and ranches.
In June 1906, they moved to American Fork, Utah, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Hannah suffered from arthritis for the last 15 years of her life, and in the last 10 years she was practically an invalid from a fractured hip. Her mind was keen as she lay on her bed she would tell many interesting stories of her life giving all the dates.
Her husband Joseph White died May 17, 1938. She loved to read the scriptures and did so until her eyesight became to weak to continue. She passed peacefully away Friday, November 24, 1939. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joseph Brigham White (1855 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Humphrey Walter White (1878 - 1878)*
  Mary Jane White (1880 - 1880)*
  Hannah White (1887 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
American Fork Cemetery
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: E_132_5
 
Maintained by: geri lawrence
Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Mar 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6235239
Hannah <i>Meredith</i> White
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Hannah <i>Meredith</i> White
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Added by: John Warnke (inactive)
 
 
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Rest in peace, gracious lady. You are not forgotten.
- Kit and Morgan Benson
 Added: Mar. 5, 2002
 
 
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