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Private Douglas Oscar White
U. S. Army
Ser. # 38247015

August 12, 1922 - May 2, 1943

Gold Star Mother
Alice Roberta (Robertson) {White} Holmes


Private Douglas Oscar White, U.S. Army (August 12, 1922 May 3, 1943) died as a result of being struck by lightning at Camp Pickett, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia*.  He was attached to Company I, 180 Infantry, Camp Pickett, Virginia.  He is the son of Norman Oscar and Roberta (Robertson) {White} Holmes.  In addition to his parents he was survived by two sisters Clara Elizabeth (White) [Fisher] and Lorene (White) [Reese] and one brother James A. White.  At the time of his death his family was living at Pledger, Matagorda County, Texas.  He and his mother and father are buried at the Wharton City Cemetery, Wharton, Texas.

 *Source:  Wharton Funeral Home records  Wharton, Texas


HOLMES, Alice Roberta, 67, passed away in her home in Sweeny Tuesday night. She has been a resident of Sweeny for six years. She is survived by her husband T. O. Holmes of Sweeny, two daughters Mrs. Ross Fisher of Wharton, Mrs. C. W. Reese of Bay City, one son, James A. White of Houston, one sister, Mrs. Boyd Marsh of Colbert, Oklahoma, one brother, Mr. B. L. Robertson of Llano, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and the Rebekah Lodge number 79. Services will be held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be held in a Wharton cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, June 24, 1970



Final Rites Conducted For Norman O. White Tuesday Afternoon

Final rites for Norman Oscar White, 56, a Matagorda County resident for 25 years, were held Tuesday from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in a Wharton cemetery.

Officiating was the Rev. W. L. Hughes and the Rev. C. N. Becton. Mr. White died at the local hospital Sunday.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Fisher, and Mrs. Lorene Reese; one son, James A.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Cerney; two brothers Hubie and Noah Huggins.

The Daily Tribune, February 7, 1952


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