P. WHITE and SON. The business of Mr. T.
P. White & Son, funeral directors and embalmers, of
New Richmond, Ohio, is one of the best and most fully
equipped in the State, and have branch offices at
Forestville and also at Ross, Ky. They employ
three funeral cars, eight rubber tired broughams, an
ambulance, flower wagon, and, in fact, everything that
goes with an up-to-date business of this kind. The
company is prepared to do carriage painting, trimming
and repair work and are recognized as progressive,
successful business men.
Mr. T. P. White established a carriage
manufacturing business in 1865, conducting the business
for many years most successfully, thus gaining an
enviable reputation in the commercial world of this
T. P. White was born at Bantam, Clermont county,
Ohio, Mar. 1, 1837, his parents being Forman and Mary
(Rogers) White, the former a veteran of the War of
1812, and the latter a sister of the late Dr. John G.
Rogers, a prominent physician of this county for
many years. She was also an aunt of Mr. Frank
White, of Bavaria, Ohio, mentioned elsewhere in
The early education of Mr. White was acquired in
the schools of Clermont county at the same time
assisting on the farm. He afterward learned the
trade of carriage builder with his brother, Levi,
a manufacturer at Bantam. He attended the first
school of its kind west of the New England States and
still has the diploma received at that time. He served
during the closing year of the Civil war in Company L,
Ninth Ohio cavalry, and was many years an active member
of the Grand Army of the Republic Post at New Richmond.
Mr. White was united in marriage to Flora,
a daughter of Thomas L. and Evaline (Donham) Nichols,
in 1865. The Nicholas and Donham families
were early and prominent representatives residents of
Clermont county. Mr. and Mrs. White have
the following children to bless their union:
Lew F., junior member of the firm of T. P. White
& Son, who was born Aug. 1, 1866, at New
Richmond, and there received his early education,
following which he attended the commercial college at
Cincinnati. He then worked with his father for
some years, becoming junior partner in 1901, and has
since devoted his entire attention to the extensive
business of the firm. From 1899 to 1900, Lew F.
was an officer in the United States army transport
service, on board the transport "Thomas,"
from the close of the Spanish-American war, in the
Philippine insurrection. During his service, he
twice circumnavigated the globe, spending nearly two
years in the army service. When quite a young man
Mr. L. F. White took a complete course in
embalming at the New York Embalming College, and has
passed examinations in both Ohio and Kentucky, where he
practices. He married Miss Belle, daughter
of C. W. and Mary (Walker) Short, in 1892.
Mrs. White's mother was a daughter of Caleb
Walker, a kinsman of the Ashburn family.
Mrs. White was born and reared at New Richmond,
and is the mother of three children - Irene E.,
Pauline J., and Lewellyn T.
Eva, is the wife of F. A. Roberts, a
successful lawyer of Missoula, Mont., and they have two
Clifford L., who married Miss Minnie Winspear,
of Ten Mile, this county, is engaged in the livery and
auto business at New Richmond, Ohio. They are the
parents of one son, Clifford W.
John R., is a commercial traveler for the Crane
& Breed Manufacturing Company, of Cincinnati,
residing at New Richmond, Ohio. He married Miss
Dora Darkin, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and they have
have one son and two daughters.
Jeanette is the wife of Harry Shaw, a
hardware merchant of Texas. They have one son.
Both Mr. T. P. White and his son are
Republicans, the latter having taken an active part in
the party councils, and has served in the various local
offices. The elder Mr. White served as
treasurer of Ohio township, and as a councilman of New
Richmond several terms, and from 1884-86 was treasurer
of Clermont county. These gentleman hold
membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and
the Knights of Pythias lodges, the latter being a member
of the Modern Woodmen of America in addition. The
families are members of the Presbyterian church.
The paternal great-grandfather of T. P. White
operated a transport during the Revolution. The
paternal grandfather of L. F. White served in the
War of 1812; his maternal grandfather, Thomas L.
Nichols, was a naval officer in the Civil war, and
his own service is already chronicled. The family
has thus been well represented in the various conflicts
of our country.
Mr. White and his sons are interested in all
matters pertaining to the material, political, social,
intellectual and moral progress of the community, and
have co-operated in many movements for the public good,
while in business affairs they manifest that keen
discernment and unfaltering diligence that are necessary
concomitants to a prosperous career.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio
- Vol. II - Publ. 1913 - Page 349