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Zillah T. White
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1866
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1884
Green Castle
Sullivan County
Missouri, USA

aged 17 yrs, 5 mos, 10 days

Zillah was the youngest known child of Thomas and Jane White who came from Belmont County, Ohio, to Adair County, Missouri, in the mid 1840s. Zillah's father died when she was a year old. Zillah had 9 siblings, some of whom may have died as infants. These are the known names:

George Washington White 1844-1918
James Lawson White 1846-1898
Anna M. White 1848-
Joseph White 1851-
Mariah J. White 1853-
Mary E. White 1859-
Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" (White) Shibley 1862-1882

After Zillah and her sister Elizabeth died in Missouri, her mother moved to Rio Grande County, Colorado, where her two oldest brothers were living. Her mother died there in 1901.



DIED--Zilliah T. White. Jan. 17, 1884, in Greencastle, at her Mother's, aged 17 years, 5 months and 20 days. She was converted in the 14th year of her age, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which she remained a faithful member until death called her from labor to reward. She leave[s] a widowed mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn, but not without hope of meeting her on the Golden Shore, where there is no parting, but all is peace. She, while in life, loved the house of God, and was not ashamed to be identified with the church of God.

Rev. J. Herbert, Pastor

Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
February 29, 1884



I love thee, daughter of my heart,
how dearly none can tell;
The hope of my declining years,
How can I say farewell,
Nor life nor death can sever
My soul from thine forever.

Oh, sad and crushing was the blow
That brought those scalding tears;
That laid my dearest idol low,
And left my bosom lone and drear,
Yet didst thou leave behind thee
A clew for love to find thee.

Farewell on earth, Heaven claims its own
Yet when from me thy spirit went,
It was exchanged for God alone
Let dust and ashes learn content,
Yet would these arm have chained thee,
And longer from heaven detained thee.

Zillah, my last, my youngest love,
The crown of every other;
Though thou art born in heaven above,
I am thine only mother,
Nor will affection let me
Believe thou canst forget me.

We know that she is happy now,
Let this one hope delight us,
That she will meet us on that shore,
Where death shall reunite us,
Where world's no more can sever
Parents and child forever.




Since in the time of opening flowers
Your life was doomed to fade away,
Your loss, has shadowed every hour
And turned to mourning the smiles of May.

Nor were thou only from thy mother reft,
Dear Zillah, my intended bride.
Deep in my memory is thy image kept
From early morn, until eventide.

Hushed is the voice so full of love
Cold is thy hand I hoped to claim,
God has called home my lovely bride,
But He only claims his own again.

He called her in her early days
From this vile world of toil and care
But when I cross the shining river
She will meet me over there.

The grave hath lost it conquering might
And death its dreaded sting of pain
Since they but open the path of life,
And lead me to thee beloved again.


Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
February 29, 1884 
Family links: 
  Thomas White (1823 - 1867)
  Jane White (1827 - 1901)
  George W White (1844 - 1918)*
  James Lawson White (1846 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth D. White Shibley (1862 - 1882)*
  Zillah T. White (1866 - 1884)
*Calculated relationship
Shibleys Point Cemetery
Shibleys Point
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Created by: NE MO
Record added: Oct 28, 2010
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