Asa White

Asa White

Fletcher, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 15 Apr 1890 (aged 57–58)
Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Burial Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section M Lot 18
Memorial ID 69788390 · View Source
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Asa was a son of Clark and Elizabeth White. He married Marinda Todd, daughter of James Todd and Serey (?) Schwartz in Genesee County, Michigan on January 27, 1857. Asa and Marinda had five children:

1) Inza White (1860-1867);
2) Estella White (1864-1867);
3) Clark B. White (1866-1867);
4) Emma M. White (1868-1874);
5) Stella Mae White (1870-1942).

Three of Asa and Marinda's children--Inza, Estella, and Clark--died of scarlet fever within two weeks of each other. A few years later Emma died of spinal meningitis.

Asa died an accidental death in 1890 when he fell and broke his neck.

In 1896 Asa and Marinda's daughter Stella married George B. Stanley, her first cousin. (Stella's father Asa White and George's mother Orissa White Stanley were brother and sister.) Shortly therafter, Marinda moved to Northville, Wayne County, Michigan to live with them.

Marinda died in 1918 and was buried in Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville where two of Stella and George's three children and George's parents were buried, and where Stella and George were later laid to rest.


ASA WHITE, lumberman, was born at Fletcher, Franklin County, Vt., in 1832. When about four years of age he moved with his parents to New York, and afterward to Richfield, Genesee County, Mich., in 1849.

Mr. White was brought up a farmer and carpenter. In 1862 he came to Tuscola County, and settled in the township of Fremont. In November, 1864, he enlisted in the Fifteenth Michigan Infantry volunteers. He has been in several prominent battles. At the close of the war he returned home. In 1870 he moved to Vassar and engaged in lumbering and real estate.

He was married January 27, 1857, to Marinda Todd, of Genesee, Genesee County, Mich. They have lost four children, three girls [and one boy], and have one daughter [Stella Mae White] living.

(History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, Mich. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago: H.R. Page & Co., 1883, page 57.)



Asa White fell and broke his neck, April 15, 1890.

The deceased was 57 years of age, and was a native of Vermont. He served in the army during the late war, enlisting from Fremont township. For seven years following the war, he farmed in Fremont township, this county, and twenty years ago moved with his family to Vassar, where he has resided ever since, being engaged principally in lumbering and in looking up pine lands in the northern part of the State. He had a wide acquaintance all along the Cass river and branches, where he had conducted lumbering operations, and but few men probably in this section of the State had a more extended knowledge of the timbered lands of northern Michigan than he, having located thousands of acres for various lumbering firms in the Saginaw valley. He was a man of iron constitution, never idle, and an affectionate and indulgent husband and father in his home, where he will be sadly missed by his wife and daughter, who compose his family. An aged mother who lives with her daughter in Northville, a brother in Carrolton, and one in Tacoma, Washington, comprise his immediate relatives.

(Tuscola Pioneer and Historical Collections, Pioneer Society, Vol. 17, 1890, Tuscola County, by Enos Goodrich.)

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APRIL 15, 1890

Gravesite Details At the top of the stone are three links, the symbol for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The links stand for Friendship, Love, and Truth.


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