Son of Betsy Pierce and Windsor White his first wife was Almira L. Greenleaf 1838 - 1900 whose children were Walter Charles, Windsor T. and Rollin H. His second wife was Elizabeth Turner Brannan 1860 - 1924.
The White Sewing Machine "company had been started by Thomas White in Massachusetts, though he moved to Cleveland in 1876, where new markets were opening up for his sewing machines, and the central location of the city made it easy to distribute his products all over the country. By the 1890s, the company was well-entrenched as a major sewing machine company with nationwide sales, but White soon introduced a new product, the bicycle. Right after the bicycling craze of the 1890s, the automobile began making an appearance. This new mode of transportation fascinated Thomas White's sons, who were helping their father run the company. Brothers Windsor and Rollin White convinced their father that automobiles were something that would gain in popularity, and he allowed them to start developing an automobile at the White plant." http://www.wrhs.org/crawford/te
Bio by: tcd
Thomas White developed the White Sewing Machine Co., forerunner of White Motor Co
Betsey Peirce White
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