Biography of D. M. White
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





White, D. M., was born in Monroeton, Bradford county, Pa., March 29, 1852. John, father of our subject, was born in Caroline, and was a farmer, now owning a farm in Bradford county, where he lives. He has been four times married. Our subject's mother, Sophia Mingus, daughter of John Mingus, was a native of Bradford county, Pa. D. M. was only an infant when he went to live with his grandfather, Sylvester White, and where he lived till the age of seventeen years, then he went to live with an uncle in Caroline. He worked at milling until nineteen years old, and then started out for himself, entering a machine shop in Bridgeport, Conn., where he took the place of an experienced hand, and worked five years. He next returned to Brookton for a year, and then went to Tioga county, where he worked at carpentry two years He came to Caroline where he still continued at carpentry and building for five years, and connected with his trade the saw mill at Brookton, which be operated nine years. Mr. White built a fine residence in this town a few years ago, in which he now resides. He is a Republican, and has served as commissioner and postmaster.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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