Thomas Howard White

Thomas Howard White

Birth
Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 22 Jun 1914 (aged 78)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 44 Lot 775-0.
Memorial ID 7938283 · View Source
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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
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Bio by: tcd


Gravesite Details Thomas White developed the White Sewing Machine Co., forerunner of White Motor Co

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  • Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 30 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7938283
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Howard White (26 Apr 1836–22 Jun 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7938283, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Shiver (contributor 46539565) .