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Transcribed biography of Elmer E. White


From the very earliest ages, the art of preparing the compounds that arrest and remove pain and heal the sick has been regarded as among the highest of human functions, and thus it is that so much interest and importance attach to the calling of the druggist in our own day. Among the leading and most reliable members of the pharmaceutical profession in Valparaiso, Indiana, is the firm of Heineman & White. Their stock embraces fresh, pure drugs and chemicals, patent and proprietary remedies, toilet articles, perfumery, druggist's sundries, etc., supplemented by a choice line of imported and domestic cigars. Mr. White, the junior member of the firm, was born in Valparaiso, July 24, 1864, and is a son of Charles F. White. Our subject was only about eighteen months old when his mother died, and he went to live with an uncle, Elias Axe, who is still a resident of Valparaiso. Young White received a liberal education in the schools of Valparaiso and subsequently entered the Normal College of Valparaiso where he took a commercial course. Afterward be was employed by L. Rowley & Son, then Rowley & Letherman, and continued with the two firms about five years. Then on account of ill health, asthma, he went west, traveling through Kansas, Indian Territory and Texas for two years. He was greatly benefitted and went to Chicago, where he was employed by Morrison & Plummer, wholesale druggists, for about eighteen months. Returning to Valparaiso, he was employed by A. F. Heineman for about ten months, after which, in 1890, he purchased a half interest in the store, the firm name being Heineman & White. This is one of the neatest stores in the city and a large stock of goods is carried. Mr. White was married in 1891 to Miss Ina C. Moore, of Toledo, Ohio. He and wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Knight Templar in the Masonic order. He is a self-made young man and deserves much credit for his enterprise.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 517-518

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