Jennie M <I>Knight</I> White

Jennie M Knight White

Birth
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 14 Apr 1915 (aged 80)
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 67003367 · View Source
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75 Years

     MRS. L. P. WHITE
             PASSED TO REWARD

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   Was First White Woman in Brainerd,
       Living in First House in Brain-
                erd 45 Years Ago

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        SHE LEAVES ONE DAUGHTER
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     Funeral will be Held Friday After-
        noon From St. Paul's Episcopal
              Church in Brainerd


     Calmly and peacefully as in a sleep, Mrs. L. P. White, passed to her reward Wednesday afternoon while visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. A. White of St. Paul.
     Her life had been eventful and covered most interesting periods in the history of Brainerd. With her husband, L. P. White, she came to Brainerd in the first days of the town. Mr. White built the first house in 1870 and his wife was the first white woman in Brainerd. As agent of the Lake Superior & Puget Sound Land Company he was identified with the launching of Brainerd as a townsite and its subsequent development.
     Mr. White died about 12 years ago. Mrs. White made her home in Brainerd and would frequently visit her sister in St. Paul and daughter, Mrs. H. H. Barber, at her home in Minneapolis. Mrs. White had two step-children, A. A. White of St. Paul and W. H. White, of Fargo, N. D. She was born in Rutland, Vermont and was about 75 years old.
     Of a sweet disposition, making friends readily, she numbered her friends by the score. She was a devoted church attendant. The remains will be sent to Brainerd on the afternoon train Friday and the funeral services will be held shortly thereafter from St. Paul's Episcopal church, Rev. Caleb Benham officiating. (Brainerd Dispatch, Thursday, 15 April 1915, p. 5, c. 1)


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  • Created by: Jim Lee
  • Added: 16 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67003367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie M Knight White (18 Sep 1834–14 Apr 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67003367, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jim Lee (contributor 46942055) .