Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Mary M. (Miser) White

MRS. MARY M. (MISER) WHITE, an old and highly respected resident of Montana township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Williams county, Ohio, in January, 1849.

Mrs. White is a daughter of John Miser, who was born in Pennsylvania, and followed farming throughout his entire life. He married Mary Fetters, who was born in Ohio, and they reared the following children: Emily and Sarah, deceased; Henry; John, deceased; Mary M., the subject of this sketch; and Thomas; and Jacob, who are engaged in farming.

Mary M. Miser was an infant when her father located in Iowa, and she lived there for seven years. The following two years were spent in Illinois, after which she returned to Ohio, where she resided until she came to Kansas. She located in Labette county with her father, in 1871. She was joined in matrimony with H. F. White, who is now deceased.

H. F. White was born in Illinois in 1848, and became a farmer. He came to Kansas in 1866, and located in Montana township, Labette county, on the farm now owned by Mrs. White. He resided upon this until his death, in 1890. He was a very successful business man, and one who commanded the respect of every one with whom he was acquainted. He was a Republican in politics, and served as trustee of Montana township for two terms. Mr. and Mrs. White became parents of the following children: Walter, who conducts the affairs of the farm for his mother, and who married Ada Clark, and has one daughter, Lillian M.; Nora; and Ruhema. Mrs. White has been a resident of the community for more than thirty years, and has many friends.