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William Lee Andrew White (b. 25 Nov 1864, d. 12 Apr 1931)
William Lee Andrew White (son of William Canady White and Amanda Elizabeth Baxter) was born 25 Nov 1864 in Jackson County, Georgia, and died 12 Apr 1931 in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina.He married Sarah Emma Doster on 05 May 1880, daughter of Frances Marion Doster and Nancy Celeste Smith.
Notes for William Lee Andrew White:
Notes from Jane Lee White letters owned by Rachelle and Peggy Walker:
Letter dated 10 July 1870 to son T.D.O. White talks of William Lee being very sick and having the fever. William, his father, has gone to the doctor for him.
Letter dated 1 May 1871 mentions that William C. White's two oldest chrildren are attending school.
End of Letter Notes.
William Lee Andrew White's middle name of Lee was the maiden name of his Grandmother Jane Lee-White. He was referred to as Lee.
William Lee White was married to someone prior to Maggie Sue Martin. The 1900 census shows William and Maggie being married 7 years and Maggie as the mother of two children. There are 3 other children living in the house that are too old to be Maggie's children but young enough to be William's children from another wife. Also William and Maggie are about 13 years apart in age.
In the 1920 census William Lee, Maggie Sue and children Bessie and Theo are living with Lucius B Hawks and Ella White-Hawks. William Lee is listed as father-in-law. That is how I found Ella to be the first daughter of William Lee.
According to his daughter, Bessie May's marriage certificate initially filled out on 18 Dec 1923 both William Lee and Maggie White are residents of Guilford, NC at that time.
Brother Jessie B. White's obituary states that Jessie was survived by two brothers. One of Monroe, Georgia and one of south Georgia. In 1920 and 1930 census records brother Robert T. White was living in Wilcox County, Georgia. Therefore, if the obituary is accurate, William Lee White must have been living in Monroe, Georgia. Since William's wife Maggie died in May of 1927 and William's obituary from High Point, NC states that he just came back to North Carolina it seems as if the information fits. There is a Lee White, age 65, married to a Rella in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia 1930 census record but I'm not positive it is this William Lee White.
Lee's death certificate has the following information:
Parents: William White and Betsy Baxter both born in Georgia
Informant: Mr. J J Shaw of Randleman, NC
Cause of death: Ruptured Appendix
Last seen alive by Doctor on 4 Apr 1931 at 3:26 p.m.
Age: 66 days, 4 months, 17 days
Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Commerce, GA on 14 Apr 1931
Note about William's birth date: His headstone in the George L. Martin family cemetery has his birth date listed as 6 Jun 1857 but this is not accurate according to his death cerificate. Also, there are too many census records showing Nov 1864 and 1865. Another interesting note..The headstone was not listed in the book "Jackson County, Georgia Cemetery Records, by James A. and Betty Ann Waddell Mathis published in 1980. However, in the CD of Jackson County cemeteries compliled by Don Sailors in 2000 a headstone is present (with inaccurate dates).
William Lee White's obituary as found in the The High Point Enterprise, Monday April 13, 1931:
William L. White Dies at Hospital, Local Carpenter Passes at Age of 66 After Lengthy Illness-Funeral Held Here Today.
William Lee White, 66-year-old carpenter, of this city, died at a local hospital yesteday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock after a lengthy illness. Mr. White first moved to High Point in 1923 from Jackson county, Ga., where he was born and reared., but had been away for the past three years until a week or so ago when he returned.
He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, of Macon, Ga. Mr. White was twice married, both wives having preceded him to the graves. Children of the first marriage surviving are Mrs. Lizzie Irvin, of Monroe, Ga., and Marvin White, of Porterdale, Ga., and of the second marriage, H. H. and A. L. White, of Chicago; A. T. White of Albany, N. Y., and Mr. J. J. Hinshaw, of Randleman.
Funeral services were conducted from Yow's Funeral Home here this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Rev. J H. Brandall, Jr., pastor of the Randleman Methodist Episcopal church.
Internment will be made tomorrow in Commerce, Ga., where the body will be forwarded tonight.
Occupation: Farmer: Newtown (District 253), Jackson County, Georgia. 8
• Occupation: Farmer: Newtown, Jackson County, Georgia. 4
• Occupation: Carpenter: Minish, Jackson County, Georgia. 9
• Illness: Consumption (TB): Newtown (District 253), Jackson County, Georgia. 8
William married Sally Doster on 5 May 1880.1 (Sally Doster was born in Oct 1859 1.)
William next married Maggie Susan Martin, daughter of George T. Martin and Nancy G. Hawks, on 24 Jun 1893 in Madison County, Georgia.2 (Maggie Susan Martin was born on 20 Nov 1876 in , Georgia,4 10 died on 30 May 1927 in High Point Hospital, Guilford County, North Carolina 7 10 and was buried on 2 Jun 1927 in George L. Martin Cemetery, Jackson County, Georgia 7 10.)
More About William Lee Andrew White and Sarah Emma Doster:
Marriage: 05 May 1880
Children of William Lee Andrew White and Sarah Emma Doster are:
- Ella Florence White, b. 22 Feb 1884, Jackson, Georgia, d. 08 Aug 1938, High Point, Guilford County, NC.
- +Marvin Edward White, b. 1885, Georgia, d. Abt. 1943, North Carolina.
- Nancy E. White, b. Aug 1887, Georgia, d. 13 Apr 1931.
- Minnie Lizzie White, b. 1888, Georgia, d. date unknown.
- Hope Harvey White, b. 1895, Georgia, d. date unknown.
- Artemus Leatus White, b. 25 Jun 1899, Georgia, d. 17 Jul 1973, Naples, Collier County, Florida.
- +Alvin Pierce, Sr. White, b. 17 Dec 1902, Macon, GA, d. 01 Oct 1974, Victor Valley Hospital, Victorville, San Bernardino, California.
- Bessie M. White, b. 1906, d. date unknown.
- Theo G. White, b. 1909, d. date unknown.