“Mrs. J. W. White
Mrs. J.W. White died at her home in West Eugene Thursday morning, April 26, 1900, being aged 46 years. Mrs. White was born in Green County Kentucky, in 1854 afterwards being taken with her parents to Illinois and thence to Kansas. She was married to J.W. White in 1870 and moved to Oregon in 1893.
Mrs. White had a wide circle of friends in Eugene having been a member of the First Christian Church, and a prominent worker in several societies among which are the Ladies of the G.A.R. and the Rebekahs, hence she leaves many who will mourn her death.
The funeral will be held this Friday afternoon.” Oregon State Journal (Eugene), April 28, 1900, pg. 5, col. 3.
The White’s headstone is located at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF), which reads – J W White, July 2, 1846 – June 8, 1908. Ester Ann Vaughn White wife of J.W. White Feb 20, 1854 – Apr 23, 1900.