In the 1920 Census, Etta lived on Cottonwood Street in Ladonia, age 57 born Iowa, both parents born in Illinois [an error]. Velma and husband Bill Bertram lived with her.
In 1930, she was living with son-in-law "Charlie" R. Haden - Robert C. Haden. Age 68, widowed, lists age at first marriage as 18, but this is incorrect. Born in Iowa, parents born in Illinois [which is also incorrect]. She is marked as "Mother" but she was Audrey's mother not R. C.'s - probably Audrey talked to the enumerator.
Buried Ladonia City Cemetery, Ladonia TX
HENRIETTA "ETTA" WISHARD and JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE were married on 27 February 1886 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.231,233,234 JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE224,235,236, son of ANDREW B. WHITE and SARAH C. WILLIAMS, was born on 22 February 1863 in Fannin County, Texas.224,231,236,237 He died on 9 March 1917 at the age of 54 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.231
In 1870 Census, John S. was stated to be age 5, born in TX. Father Andrew born in TN; mother Sarah C., born in MO.
J. S. White and Ettie Wishard. Married by R. D. Lee, Minister of the Gospel. License dated 26 Feb, 1887; married on 27th.
1900 Census. John White, with Henretta (sic), and daughters Audrie & Velmer. John born in Texas, father born TN, mother born in MO. Henrietta born in Iowa, father born in IL, mother born in IN (both of which I believe are in error - her father born in IN, mother born in OH)
1910 Census. John and Ettie White with Velma, age 13. "Ettie" born in Ioway. Cottonwood Street. John said to be a Police Officer, a Constable.
Unable to find John's death record in Texas state Dept of Health or Fannin County. Hospitalized in Greenville, so he may have died in Hunt County. (Greenville is Hunt County). [Even after Texas Death Certificates became available online, I was unable to locate a death index listing or certificate for him.] A letter written to his daughter Audrey in New Mexico just a few weeks before his death was from the hospital. He is buried Ladonia City Cemetery, Ladonia, TX next to Etta.
I found a letter addressed to Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Haden, Box 702, Phoenix, Ariz, postmarked from Greenville, Texas [Hunt Co], 2 Jan 1917. Witten on the back "last letter from My Father John White".
HENRIETTA "ETTA" WISHARD and JOHN SEBASTIAN WHITE had the following children:
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