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Wills Point Chronicle Page with Thomas White Obituary

Submitted by Elnora Cook-Wyrick of Fresno, CA

Obituary of Thomas White:

Wills Point Chronicle, February 23, 1905:

"Uncle Tom White Dead"

Sunday morning, the 19th inst., at about 4 o'clock at the family residence one mile north of town the spirit of Uncle Tom White passed over the dark and silent river. The cause of death was catarrh of the throat. Interment took place in the family burying ground that afternoon, services being conducted by Eld. H.P. Davis.

At the time of his death Uncle Tom was about 86 years old and had lived at the place where he died for about fifty years. He was the first Postmaster Wills Point ever had, and was one of the oldest residents of the county. That he was a good man is attested by all who knew him. His life was well spent and when the last summons came it found him prepared. he leaves two sons and three daughters to mourn his death, besides many other relatives.

The Chronicle, together with many friends, extends its condolence to the bereaved.

Transcribed by Elnora Cook-Wyrick

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