White, Rhecordo (Sherburne) (1838-1916)

Mrs. Rhecordo White died after a short and apparently painless illness at 2:00 o’clock on Sunday morning, the span of her life being nearly 78 years.

Mrs. Rhecordo White was born (of New England parentage) at Bangor, Maine, Dec 13, 1838. She moved with her parents to Wisconsin when thirteen years of age and was married to Charles S. White of River Falls, Wisconsin, on May 2, 1858. They resided near River Falls, Wisconsin until 1879, when they moved to Polk county, Minnesota, where they lived on a farm until 1894, in which year they came to Warren. Deceased was mother of five daughters only one of whom, Mrs. Ruth Shaw, survives. Her husband, Charles S. White died in Warren in 1896, since which time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Shaw, or with Dr. Wattam.

Mrs. White is survived by an only brother, Jackson Sherburne, of Clarkston, Washington. She is also mourned by daughter Mrs. Shaw, her grand children, Mrs. George G. Johnson, of Thief River Falls, Miss Anna Shaw, and Charles, William, Harry and Kenneth Wattam, by Dr. Wattam, husband of a deceased daughter, and by a large circle of friends.

Deceased was a member of the Eastern Star and under the auspices of that order the funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, from the home of Dr. Wattam. Rev. L.W. Barthalow preached a short sympathetic sermon in which he alluded to the noble womanly virtues and Christian character of her who had passed away. Her life was gentle and full of human sympathy and love. The handsome casket was weighted down with a profusion of beautiful floral tributes, that attested the love and esteem in which the departed was held by those who knew her best. At the grave the Eastern Star lodge conducted the services according to the ritual of the order, consigning to Mother Earth the mortal remains of Grandma White. Her gentle and unselfish life will always remain a memory sweet to those who learned to know and to love her.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky