Biography of Walter W. White
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





White, Walter Watts, was a native of Windsor, Mass., born July 14, 1812. He married Laura Bliss and came to Groton, locating on a farm. Their only child was Ellen D. White, who married James H. Eldridge, a native of Washington county, N. Y., born in 1829. When a lad he came with his father, Thomas Eldridge, and settled in the western part of this town. In 1863 M. Eldridge enlisted in Co. K, 137th N. Y. Vols., and after a year of service was discharged for disability. He never afterward regained his full health, and was obliged to abandon farming. He kept a hotel in Steuben county for a few years, and died in 1869.


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White, Walter Watts, was a native of Windsor, Mass., born July 14, 1812. He was a farmer, and in his native State married Laura Bliss, after which he came to Groton and located on a farm south of the principal village, Their only child was Ellen D. White, who married James H. Eldridge. The latter was a native of Washington county, N. Y., born in 1829, and when a lad came with his father, Thomas Eldridge, and settled in the west part of Groton. The family afterward moved to Pennsylvania, but James remained in this town. In 1863 Mr. Eldridge enlisted in Co. K, 137th N. Y. Vols. but after a year of service, although a strong man in former years, he was discharged for disabilities. He never afterward regained his full health, and was obliged to abandon farming as an occupation. Hem kept a hotel in Steuben county a few years, and died in 1869.

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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