Joseph A. White

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, April 06, 1922


It is with a great degree of sorrow we are called upon to record the death of Joseph A. White, one of Payette County's most highly respected and beloved citizens, which occured at his home a few miles north of Payette at 4:45 Tuesday afternoon, April 4th, after seven weeks of illness following an attack of influenza. Mr. White was a man of extreme high standing in this community where he has lived for the past twenty years. His past record is beyond reproach and will stand as a monument of his worth. Besides being a man of honesty and integrity, he has set an example before his family and neighbors a true Christian life, living up to that which he believed to be right in the sight of God and man.

His loss will be keenly felt in the Christian Church where he has been a faithful member for many years. He will be missed in business affairs of the county and community, he was at the time of his death a Commissioner of Payette County, holding that position for the past four years, and also a member of the School Board of Independent District No 32 for the past 7 1/2 years. It can be truly said, Joe White was a good man in the community.

Joseph A. White was born in Illinois, November 18th, 1862, and moved with his parents to Nebraska when ten years of age. He was married to Emma Wilson, Nov. 23, 1884. To them were born 10 children three of whom passed away in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. White together with their family came to Payette, March 5th, 1902, setting on their present ranch north of Payette where they have continuously lived. He is survived by a wife, and mother, seven children, one brother, one half brother and two half sisters. The children are, Tilghman N. of Drain, Oregon, Grace Walker, Harry T. , Edwin D., Robert F., Marjorie Whitley, and Winifred.

Funeral services were held from the Christian Church this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Mowe. Services of the grave being conducted by the Masonic lodge of which the deceased was a member. During the funeral services all business houses including the doors of all county officers were closed. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.