Obituary Douglas E White,
Farber, Missouri, 31 Aug 1929
Laddonia Herald, Audrain County, Laddonia, Missouri, 4 September 1929 Farber Man Found Dead In Home. Douglas E. White, 75 year old farmer, residing one and a half miles from Farber was found dead at his home Sunday afternoon at three o'clock by his son, Lee White of Chicago, who accompanied by John Bennett, also of Chicago, had just arrived to spend Sunday and Monday at the White home where the aged farmer lived alone, his wife having died many years before. The Coroners jury attributed his death to being overcome by gas fumes from an oil cooking stove which was found to have burned dry of oil. It was believed that Mr. White had gone to sleep while the stove was burning and when the oil was exhausted the fumes used all the oxygen in the room. Mr. White was a native of Illinois but had been a resident of the Farber community for more than 40 years. He is survived by the following children: Lee White, Chicago; Mrs. Effie Baysinger, Chicago; Mrs. Grace Basnett, Cold Water, Kansas; Mrs. Ruth Lotton, Mrs. Albert Sankpill, Roxana, Illinois; Mrs. Pearl Pease, Vandalia. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Farber, burial at the Farber cemetery. The Herald joins in expressing sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Vandalia Leader, Audrain County, Vandalia, Missouri, 5 September 1929 D. E. White Found Dead. D. E. White age 75 a recluse of near Farber was found dead in his home Sunday by his son R. L. who had arrived from Chicago to spend a few days on a vacation visit. His death had possibly occurred some few hours before his son arrived from indication about the home. The oil stove he had lighted had blackened the entire room in which it was located and his remains seemed to show he had died shortly thereafter. While he had not been in the best of health he was able to care for himself and was in Vandalia one day last week joking with friends. He has always been regarded as a man of integrity and honor and with his friends he was true and sincere. He owns a nice track of land near Farber where he has lived for many years. He is survived by one son R. L. of Chicago and six daughters. Mrs. Cecil Pease of Pleasant Plains community and Mrs. R. L. Basnett of Coldwater, Kan., Mrs. Paul Lotton, Mrs. Albert Baysinger [ie Mrs. Albert Sankpill], Mrs. Clay Moon [ie Mrs. Claude Moore] and Mrs. Baysinger [ie Mrs. William Baysinger]. His funeral was conducted from the home Tuesday and his remains were entered in the Farber Cemetery. We join with the friends of the family in extending our sympathy to the bereaved family.
Obituary Drucilla May (Gray) White,
Farber, Missouri, 10 May 1914
Laddonia Herald, Audrain County, Laddonia, Missouri, 14 May 1914 Drucilla May Gray, daughter of David and Mary Gray, was born in Worcester Co., Md., May 12, 1858. Married Douglas E. White in Ralls county, Mo., March 28, 1883. Died May 10, 1914, at a hospital in St. Louis, after an operation for tumor. She was 55 years 11 months and 28 days old. Mrs. White is survived by a husband, 7 children --- Mrs. Effie Anderson, Laddonia, Ruth, Grace, Pearl, Anna, Mary and Lee, all at home; 5 brothers and 4 sisters and 7 grand children and a large circle relatives and friends to mourn her sad taking away. She was united with the Presbyterian church early in life and was faithful until death. Deceased was a true wife, a devoted mother and kind friend. Funeral services were held at Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at Farber, conducted by Rev. Akers, after which the body was laid tenderly away in the cemetery at that place. The Herald extends sympathy to the sorrowing family. ---- Farber Flashes --- Mrs. D. White, who was taken to St. Louis about a week ago to be operated on for tumor, died Sunday morning at the hospital. The Remains were shipped here Monday afternoon. She leaves a husband, six daughters and one son to mourn her departure. The funeral was preached at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Akers of Laddonia and the remains were laid to rest in the Farber Cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to the heart broken family. Deceased was 56 years of age.
Vandalia Leader, Audrain County, Vandalia, Missouri, 15 May 1914 Nadine Items --- Sylvia Gray was born in Maryland in 1859. She moved with her parents to Northwest Ralls Co., near Monroe City when quite young. She was married to D. E. White in 1883, died May 10, 1914, leaving to mourn her death, six children, five girls and one boy, seven grandchildren, five brothers and four sisters. She had been poorly all winter, and about two weeks ago she was taken to St. Louis to be operated on for a tumor. When examined it was found that she had cancer of the stomach and an operation would not benefit her. Her body was brought home Sunday and laid to rest in the Farber cemetery Tuesday afternoon. She was a good woman and a member of the Presbyterian church. To the bereaved relatives and friends we extend our heartfelt sympathy. Mr. James B. Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gray of Monroe City attended the funeral of Mrs. D. E. White Tuesday afternoon at Farber.