Samuel White

Samuel White

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Death 22 Sep 1862 (aged 51–52)
Brownton, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34214005 View Source
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In 1862, Samuel and Laura White and their children Susan and Otis were living on Lake Addie in Sumter Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. The Dakota Indians who lived on a reservation some miles south of them were frustrated with their situation for a number of reasons. On August 18, 1862, they went to war with the whites, killing hundreds. On September 22, 1862, a small Dakota raiding party attacked the Whites at their home, killing all four of them. Soldiers retrieved three bodies for burial on September 25, but they could not find Susan. Her body was found later, some distance from the family home. The family shares one gravestone, with Samuel and Laura noted on one side and Susan and Otis on the opposite side. The inscriptions read "Samuel & Laura White, Killed by Indians at Lake Adda, Sept. 22, 1862, Aged 52 & 45 Yr's." and "Susan M. & Otis O. White, Killed by Indians at Lake Adda, Sept. 22, 1862, Aged 14 & 12 Yr's." Their story is related on page 75 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published in 2007 by Curtis Dahlin.


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