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The Western Star, June 21, 1973.

Harry T. White Dies Suddenly

Harry Thomas White passed away at his home in Coldwater on Saturday, June 16, 1973.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, June 19, 1973, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fred Johnson in charge. Larry Hatfield sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Peace in the Valley," accompanied by the organist, Mrs. Hazel McMurray.

Pallbearers were Clair Parcel, Jim Herrington, Willard Colter, Denton Frazier, Russell Harness, and Glenn Hess.

Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kans.


Harry T, White, 79, passed away suddenly June 16, 1973 at his home in Coldwater, Kans. Born September 24, 1893 in Pretty Prairie to William and Gorgiana White, Harry moved to Coldwater in 1913 and was united in marriage with Ruth S. Griffith, April 22, 1917. To this union were born five sons and three daughters.

Harry was engaged in farming and cattle raising on a farm south of Coldwater for 54 years before moving to Coldwater in 1971.

Harry is survived by his widow, three daughters, Betty, Wichita; Catharine Burt, Coldwater, Kans.; Ann Ward, Haysville, Kans.; three sons, Wayne, Kanorado, Kans.; Robert, Albany, Ga.; Jim, Buhler, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Grace Nunemaker of Anthony, Kans., 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Jack.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all.

So live that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan which moves
To that mysterious realm where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death.
Thou go not like quarry slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the draperies of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

-- William Cullen Bryant

Jack White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry White, on Thursday of last week was sworn into the army as an aviation cadet, having passed the required tests at Fort Riley. He returned home and is awaiting his call to active training. He is the second son of the Whites to "make" the air corps as a cadet. -- The Western Star, September 4, 1942.

1st Lt. Donald Griffith White, USAAF, MIA, February 14, 1943, son of Harry and Ruth (Griffith) White.

WWI Draft Registration card for Harry Thomas White of Comanche County, Kansas.
Draft Registration card: Harry Thomas White, Comanche County, Kansas.

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Comanche County, Kansas - List of the 1,321 men who registered in Comanche County for the draft.

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