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Thomas Howard White

Birthplace: Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 22, 1914 (78)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Windsor White and Betsey White
Husband of Almira Louisa White and Elizabeth Brannan White
Father of Mabel Alice Harris; Alice Maud Hammer; Clarence Greenleaf White; Rollin Henry White; Walter Charles White and 2 others

Find A Grave: 7938283
Managed by: Timothy Cannell Davis
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About Thomas H. White

(f/g) 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." mplate.asp?id=374 (bio by: tcd)

Family links:

 Almira L White (1838 - 1900)
 Elizabeth Turner Brannan White (1860 - 1924) 
 Maude W White Hammer (1864 - 1906)
 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 -tcd

Thomas H. White founded the White Sewing Machine Company.


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Thomas H. White's Timeline

April 26, 1836
Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
June 9, 1861
Massachusetts, United States
March 14, 1864
Massachusetts, United States
August 28, 1866
Orange, Franklin County, MA, United States
March 19, 1869
Ohio, United States
July 11, 1872
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
September 8, 1876
Ohio, United States
January 9, 1883
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Age 63
Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States