Biography of Jonathan S. White
North Central Ohio Biographies

Jonathan S. White, deceased, was a substantial citizen and representative business man of Huron County, having served as cashier of the First National Bank of Greenwich for a number of years. He was born in Ripley Township, Huron County, Feb. 24, 1844, and died Feb. 28, 1918. He is buried in Norwalk. Mr. White was the son of John C. and Nancy A. (Taylor) White, the former a native of Orange County, N. Y., and the latter of Pennsylvania.

The White family came to Ohio during the early days and settled near Mansfield in Richland County. John C. White was a school teacher and farmer. In 1840 he removed to Huron County where he purchased a large tract of land. He died in August, 1883, and his wife died in April, 1894. They are buried in Edwards Grove Cemetery, Ripley Township, Huron County. Their children were: Mary E., Jonathan S., the subject of this sketch, Jennie, and Margaret.

Jonathan S. White attended the district school of Ripley Township and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted and served as a member of Company C, 166th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After the close of the war Mr. White taught school and also engaged in farming. He spent 18 months as a clerk in a general store at New London, but until 1886 he devoted most of his time to general farming and stock raising. In that year he was elected auditor of Huron County, which office he capably filled for six years. He then served as cashier of the First National Bank of Norwalk from 1892 until 1903, when he accepted the position as cashier of the First National Bank of Greenwich. He was living retired at the time of his death in 1918.

In February, 1869, Mr. White was united in marriage with Miss Marietta Bane, the daughter of John and Amy (Stout) Bane, who were natives of Niagara County, N. Y., and early settlers of Ripley Township, Huron County. Mr. Barre died in 1883 and his wife died in 1882. To Mr. and Mrs. White were born three children: Edgar, deceased; Blanche, married C. E. DeVoe, lives at Greenwich; and J. G., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history.

Mr. White was a Republican and served for 13 years as town clerk, and also held the office of township trustee. He was an active member of the Congregational Church, and belonged to Greenwich Lodge, F. & A. M., and New London Chapter, R. A. M.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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