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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
April 11, 1920

OBITUARY ~ DR. J. H. WHITE

The obituary of Dr. WHITE, published in the Record-News several weeks ago, was incorrect and we would like to correct the mistakes and add a few words.

Dr. John Hiram WHITE was born November 11, 1847, in Noble county, Ohio. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the civil war, serving in the 176th Ohio Infantry, Company G, until the close of the war.

He later entered upon his chosen profession, medicine, attending the Louiseville (sic) Medical College of Louisville, Ky., and the Cincinnati Electric School of Medicine of Cincinnati, O., from which he graduated, entering his first field of service in Smithville, West Virginia, February, 1873. in November, 1878, he located in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and on February 13, 1881, he was married to Sarah Jane SMITH, of Smithville, West Virginia, bringing his wife back with him to the thinly settled county of Ringgold. To their union was born two daughters, Grace INGRAM FRITCH, of Los Angeles, California, and Ida B., at home. He reared his family in Mount Ayr, where he was highly respected and loved by all with whom he came in contact, either socially or professionally.

He served the people of Ringgold county faithfully for over thirty-six years, never tiring of administering to the suffering of his fellowmen. A prominent Des Moines physician, in speaking of Dr. WHITE'S death, said: "There never was a better posted and more successful Internal Medicine Man in the United States than Dr. WHITE and the world has lost a great man."

In December, 1914, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he retired from active service and where he spent the greater part of his remaining years.

He was stricken with paralysis January 13, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, where he, his wife and daughter were on their way to Florida to spend the winter months. He was later removed to his Des Moines home, where after nearly two years of being confined to his bed, he passed out December 31, 1919.

Funeral services were held from the home, conducted by Dr. Charles S. MEDBURY, of the University Church of Christ, and the body was laid to rest in the Glendale Moseleum (sic).

Submission by Mike Avitt, September of 2011

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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