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Transcribed biography of Allen J. White

ALLEN J.WHITE - Was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 1, 1888, the son of James E. and Idilla (Jones) White, who were natives of Porter County, Indiana. When Allen J. White was but one year old, James E. White passed away, and the mother and son made their home with the maternal grandmother, Catherine Jones, who was one of the pioneers of Porter County and who lived to be ninety-eight years of age. Enoch Jones, the maternal grandfather, was a well known figure in the early days of this county, and passed away in 1889. The paternal grandparents, William and Adeline (Morton) White, were natives of Ohio and removed to Porter County in the early '50s, locating at what is known as "White Settlement." The original White homestead is now in the possession of the subject of this sketch. The Whites were members of the Methodist Church, and established a small place of worship during the early period. Allen J. White was educated in the schools of Valparaiso and the University of Valparaiso, and subsequently engaged in farming. Leaving this occupation, he accepted a position selling insurance, and on October 1, 1923, formed an association with Harry Marrell, and since that time they have owned and operated the Clover Leaf Dairy. Mr. White was united in marriage with Martha, daughter of Lewis W. and Margaret (Keller) Stevens of Valparaiso, Indiana. Mrs. White is prominent in the social activities of the community, is a member of the King's Daughters of the Christian Church and the Women's Club. Their marriage was solemnized on September 1, 1910, and to them were born three children: James, who died at the age of two years; Margaret, who was born August 10, 1914; and Allen, Jr., who was born December 20, 1916. The parents of Mr. White are both deceased, the mother having passed away at the age of forty-two years in 1907, and rests beside her beloved husband in the Boone Grove Cemetery.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 527-528

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