Third Generation

35. JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE21,38,39 was born on 22 February 1863 in Fannin County, Texas.21,23,34,38 He died on 9 March 1917 at the age of 54 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.23

In 1870 Census, John S. was stated to be age 5, born in TX. Father Andrew born in TN; mother Sarah C., born in MO.
Velma [listed as "Velmer"] states her father was born in Texas in the 1920 Census. Audrey ['Audrie"]just said "US". In 1910 John White listed as born in Texas; his parents both born in Tennessee.

J. S. White and Ettie Wishard. Married by R. D. Lee, Minister of the Gospel. License dated 26 Feb, 1887; married on 27th.

1900 Census. John White, with Henretta (sic), and daughters Audrie & Velmer. John born in Texas, father born TN, mother born in MO. Henrietta born in Iowa, father born in IL, mother born in IN (both of which I believe are in error - her father born in IN, mother born in OH)

1910 Census. John and Ettie White with Velma, age 13. "Ettie" born in Ioway. Cottonwood Street. John said to be a Police Officer, a Constable.

Unable to find John's death record in Texas state Dept of Health or Fannin County. Hospitalized in Greenville, so he may have died in Hunt County. (Greenville is Hunt County). [Even after Texas Death Certificates became available online, I was unable to locate a death index listing or certificate for him.] A letter written to his daughter Audrey in New Mexico just a few weeks before his death was from the hospital. He is buried Ladonia City Cemetery, Ladonia, TX next to Etta.
Daughter Audrey listed his death as 17 Mar 1917, in one of her handwritten lists.

I found a letter addressed to Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Haden, Box 702, Phoenix, Ariz, postmarked from Greenville, Texas [Hunt Co], 2 Jan 1917. Witten on the back "last letter from My Father John White".
Treenville, Tex.
Jan. 1st 1917
My dearest Ones I will try to answer your most welcom letter that I recieved a fiew days a go but have not felt much like riting I am doing very well I guess I feel very well but the Dr wont even let me sit up in bed yet I am writing this letter flat of my back he said he wanted the wound & mussells to get good and strong before I got up I have been here eighteen days to day
the Dr. began giving the Exray treetment to day Said he wanted to give me one Evry day now so far as the Operation I not sufferred any to amount to any thing but have sufferd rite smart from the old trouble but am getting some better of that he says he is going to cure me this time of corse it is a long time to be away from home and the Expense heavy but I am going to stay with him and give him a fair showing for if I could go home well there would be one of happyest boys in ladonna that has been there for some time I hoap his poorly written letter will find you all still improveing and that we finly all get back home well and hardy So with best wished I will close for the time --hoaping to heare from you soon
John S. White
PS - Kiss the boys for me and I will write to them when I can sit up

JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE and HENRIETTA "ETTA" WISHARD were married on 27 February 1886 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.23,40,41 HENRIETTA "ETTA" WISHARD42,43,44, daughter of ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD and LAVINIA CARNEY, was born on 7 December 1861 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.23,45 She died on 6 April 1956 at the age of 94 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.23,45

In the 1920 Census, Etta lived on Cottonwood Street in Ladonia, age 57 born Iowa, both parents born in Illinois [an error]. Velma and husband Bill Bertram lived with her.

In 1930, she was living with son-in-law "Charlie" R. Haden - Robert C. Haden. Age 68, widowed, lists age at first marriage as 18, but this is incorrect. Born in Iowa, parents born in Illinois [which is also incorrect]. She is marked as "Mother" but she was Audrey's mother not R. C.'s - probably Audrey talked to the enumerator.

1940 Census. Justice Prec 4, Ladonia, Fannin, TX, Hh 205
Bonham St. - lived in same house in 1935
Robt C. Haden, 54, Merchant, Wholesale Veg. Dealer
Aubrey, wife, 52
Robert, son, 26, Salesman, Wholesale Veg. Dealer
Johnnie, son, 19
Etta White, mother-in-law, 78, widow, b. Iowa

Double entry:
1940 Census. Scurry Co, TX, Hh 130
Lived in Stamford, Jones Co, TX in 1935
Bertram, W. Eston, 43, b. AR, Farmer
Vilma, wife, 43, b. TX
Doris, dau, 16
Audrey Ann, dau, 10
Billy Bob, son, b. 5
Mrs. Etta White, mother-in-law, 76, widow, b. Iowa, lived in Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX in 1935.

Texas Death Certificate #30382
Henritta White died April 6, 1956, 4 miles north of Ladonia, Texas. Her usual residence was Route 2, Ladonia. She had lived there 80 years. Born 7 Dec 1861 in Bloomfield, Iowa, she died at age 94 years, 3 months, 29 days. Her father was Robert Wishard, born in Iowa; her mother Levina Cuvner, born in Iowa (none of this is quite right - her father was born in Indiana, her mother, Lavinia Carney was born in Ohio) Mrs. R. C. Haden (her daughter Audrey) gave the information. Henrietta died of heart failure and uremic coma. Buried on April 8th at the Oddfellows Cemetery - now Ladonia City Cemetery.

The Paris News, Paris, TX, 8 Apr 1956, Sunday.
Mrs. Henrietta White, 94, widow of John S. White, died at home here Friday, after being ill several years.
Funeral services, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. were held at First Christian Church by the Rev. John Waddell of Royse City, Delta Funeral Home made burial in the IOOF cemetery, pallbearers were W. C. Haden, John Haden, Robert Haden, Billy Bertram, Whitt Giddens and Clifton Wishard.
Daughter of late Robert and Lavine (Curvner) [this is an error - she was Lavinia Carney] Wishard, Mrs. White was born in Bloomsfield, Oiwa, December 7, 1861. She was married in 1887 to the late Mr. White, and had made her home in Ladonia most of her life.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Haden, Ladonia, and Mrs. W. E. Bertram, Abilene; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren

JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE and HENRIETTA "ETTA" WISHARD had the following children:






Velma Bell WHITE.