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Death of Silas Lee White

Silas Lee White died at his home here at 9:50 o’clock last Saturday evening. Mr. White had been a resident of Larned for about five years. He was for some time manager of the Harding cream station, when it was located on the present site of the Tiller and Toiler building.

Silas Lee White was born in Webster county, Missouri, April 22nd, 1863. He joined the regular army in Co. D. 13 United States infantry on the 28th of March, 1892, and received his honorable discharge on June 27th, 1895. He was united in marriage to Letha Smith, of Purdy, Missouri, August 6th, 1896. To this union seven children were born, Lewis and Calvin, who preceded him in death.

He was converted in the year of 1916 at the Free Methodist church, Macksville, Kansas, under the ministry of J. B. Hargadine. He joined the church in which he lived a faithful and devoted member. He has been a resident of Kansas since his marriage with the exception of five years, which were spent in Missouri. He was in the produce business for thirty years, having retired two years ago on account of failing health.
He leaves to mourn his death a devoted wife, three sons, and two daughters – Susie Smith, of Kinsley, Kansas, Charles White, of St. John, Sophia, Asher and George, of Larned, also seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church, Macksville, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. N. I. Gilbert.Interment was in the Farmington cemetery at Macksville.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:03:47

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