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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Frank WHITE, negotiator of loans, and dealer in real estate and insurance, is a Canadian by birth, moving with his parents to Chicago in 1873, in 1875 to Champaign county. Illinois, in 1879 to Harper, Kan.; 1889 to Trinidad, Col.. and on May 8. 1890, to Portland, Ind., where he has since resided continuously. Mr. WHITE was born at Woodhouse, Ontario, March 4, 1859. and is a son of Dorwin Metna and. Penelope (SWAYZEE) WHITE, both of whom were born in Canada. Dorwin Metna WHITE was raised on a farm and later engaged in the hotel business at Stratford, Ontario, and Harper, Kansas. Frank WHITE was instrumental in organizing the Home Telephone Company of Portland in March. 1902, and has been president and manager continuously since that time. He is a Republican, a member of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, the B. P. O. Elks and Portland Country Club, and he and his family are members of the Presbyterian church. On October 7, 1885, Mr. WHITE was united in marriage to Flora V. BAKER, who was born in Portland, Ind., April 5, 1864, daughter of David V. and Jane (HAWKINS ) BAKER, former well known residents oi Portland. From this union were born two children, Dorwin Baker WHITE, born on July 8, 1886, and Ida Margaret (WHITE) CREAMER, October 18, 1888

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