Daniel M. White


DANIEL MORGAN WHITE, a well known general merchant and highly respected citizen of Tiltonville, O., who has been identified with the business interests of this locality for the past fifteen years, was born March 28, 1864, on a farm in Ohio County, West Virginia, and is a son of Aaron White, who was a native of Virginia. He is one of four children born to his parents: Mary, who is the widow of William Martin; Sabina; Nancy, who is the wife of G. P. Jones; and Daniel M., our subject.

Daniel M. White was left an orphan at an early age and was reared by Jacob Miller, of Washington County, Pennsylvania. When thirteen years old he started out in the world for himself, and worked as a farm hand on a small salary for some time. He went to the West, but not meeting with success returned to West Virginia after an absence of two or three weeks. He spent three years working in the lumber camps of Michigan, and then was employed on the construction of the street railway at Steubenville, and was also engaged in teaming on the Cumberland Branch. He then spent four years on a farm in West Virginia and in 1893 came to Jefferson County and settled at Yorkville, where he worked in the mines. In 1897 he came to Tiltonville and purchased his present location, and on December 24, 1906, embarked in the mercantile business, in which he has been very successful, and has continued to increase his stock as the growth of the enterprise has demanded.

Mr. White was married while a resident of Yorkville on April 15, 1896, to Elizabeth Aken, who is a daughter of Josiah ans Margaret (Wood) Aken, and of their union were born two children: Ruth Elizabeth, who died November 15, 1904, aged six years ans eight months; and Paul Aken White. Mr. White is politically a Democrat and has served on the town council. He is fraternally a Knight of the Golden Eagle.

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