Thomas Howard White (1836 - 1914) MP

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Birthplace: Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Managed by: Timothy Cannell Davis
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About Thomas Howard White

Thomas Howard White

  • Birth: 1836
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Jun. 22, 1914
  • Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Ohio, USA

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 mplate.asp?id=374 (bio by: tcd)


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Spouses:
 Almira L White (1838 - 1900)
 Elizabeth Turner Brannan White (1860 - 1924) 
Children:
 Clarence Greenleaf White (1869 - 1957)
 Ella Almira White Ford (1883 - 1952)

Note: Thomas White developed the White Sewing Machine Co., forerunner of White Motor Co


Burial:

  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Ohio, USA
  • Plot: Section 44 Lot 775-0.
  • Created by: Shiver
  • Record added: Sep 30, 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 7938283

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sewing_Machine_Company

Thomas H. White founded the White Sewing Machine Company.

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Thomas H. White's Timeline

1836
April 26, 1836
Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1858
November 2, 1858
Age 22
1861
June 9, 1861
Age 25
Massachusetts, United States
1864
March 14, 1864
Age 27
Massachusetts, United States
1866
August 28, 1866
Age 30
1869
March 19, 1869
Age 32
1872
July 11, 1872
Age 36
Ohio, United States
1876
September 8, 1876
Age 40
1883
January 9, 1883
Age 46
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
1901
1901
Age 64
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio