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Maj Lewis Bennett White

Maj Lewis Bennett White

Birth
Mathews County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Feb 1922 (aged 78)
Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 38263778 · View Source
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The Virginia Pilot
February 19, 1922


Maj. White Dies

Lewis Bennett White, widely known resident of Norfolk, died early yesterday morning. He was 78 years old. Though a native of Mathews County, he had lived in Norfolk sixty-five years, being for a number of years a member of the firm of S. R. White & Brother, manufacturers of argricultural implements.

Early in 1861, when 17 years of age, Major White enlisted in the Confederate service as a sergeant in Wise's Cavalry Legion. At the beginning of 1862 he was commissioned captain of Company B, Fifth Virginia Cavalry, and most of the time thereafter, though only ranking as a captain, he was in command of a battalion of sharpshooters on the Fifth Virginia. Toward the end of the war he was brevetted a major.

He is survived by his wife (Clematine), a daughter, Mrs. Lucien D. Starke, a son, Herbert N. White and two brothers, L. C. (Leonard Cecil) and L. W. (Luther Wesley) White, all of Norfolk. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon at the residence, 512 Mowbray Arch, Rev. D. W. Howard D. D., of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Egg_and_Dart
  • Added: 12 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38263778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Lewis Bennett White (15 Jan 1844–18 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38263778, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Egg_and_Dart (contributor 46909403) .