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Daniel Sprangue White

From the Republican.

Died, at Valparaiso, Indiana, on Sunday morning, Sept. 7th, 1884, of apoplexy, Daniel Sprangue White, aged nearly 67 years.

The subject of this brief sketch was born in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, on the 18th day of November 1817, he being the second son of Freeborn and Betsey White, they having four children, three sons and one daughter, the latter, Clarinda, dying in 1850. The oldest, Theron C. White being well known as one of our most respected citizens, and the younger, Samuel F. White now residing in Lackawanna county, Pennsylvania.

The father being a mechanic, working at the millwright business, the sons early developed talents in the same direction, and at a very early age Daniel acquired the use of tools and even before he attained his majority, was skillful in the profession he had chosen. He continued to thus labor until his father's death which occurred in August 1844, since which time the two brothers, Theron and Daniel have been almost inseparable companions, with the exception of a very few years.

On the 4th day of May, 1843 he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Kellogg, daughter of the venerable Azor Kellogg, of our city. The fruits of this marriage was a daughter and son, the former being the wife of James McFetuch, Esq., and the latter Edwin, now engaged in business in Junction City, Kansas.

In the spring of 1850, he having lived in Wayne county, Penn., since his early boyhood, in company with his wife and their first born, Martha, being before the days of multiplied railroads, started with horse and buggy for the then undeveloped west. They settled in Valparaiso, Ind., where they have always since resided.

This happy family circle was broken in 1866 when the mother and wife was called to her reward in heaven, leaving the hearts of the husband and children desolate. This broken chain of love and affection continued until Sept. 4th, 1869 when he was again united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Cudney, an old acquaintance of his younger days, who still resided at his former home in Pennsylvania. The family circle thus again connected, only remained for a short time, for in July, 1870, death claimed her as its victim, and once again the family were called put on the habitments of morning, for the loss of her who for so short a time had taken the place of wife and mother. He thus lived single until January 9th, 1873, when he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Wheeler, who now survives him to mourn the loss of a loving companion, who has gone from among us, to that bourn from which no traveller ever returns. In all the relations of life Daniel S. White was an exemplary man. One in whom the principles of right were firmly fixed, and who always did right because it was right, never turning to the right or left those who defend him, a man who was conscientious to a fault, choosing to please the Creator rather than the creature. Up to the time of his coming to Indiana he had never made any public profession of religion but his sympathies had always been directed that way and soon after his arrival here, he united with the Presbyterian church, then under the watch of Rev. J. C. Brown, and up to day of his death ever remained a faithful and consistent member, always willing to perform the duties assigned him regardless of the opinion of the outside world.

In his death the church has sustained an inseparable loss and no one will be able to fill his place for hundreds will rise up and testify to his kindness of heart, and the many comforts and blessings he has strown upon the pathway of his fellow men around him, proving thereby the truths of that christianity and religion of which he was so worthy an exponent.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: September 11, 884
Volume Number: 28
Issue Number: 37
Page: 1
Column(s): 2

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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