William Fayette White

William was born in Tazewell Co., Virginia  August 23, 1869 to Gaspar Corterial  and Margaret (Austin) White.  He was the second of four childen.  Samuel Austin b. 13 Nov. 1867 was the oldest; folllowed by Nancy Pearl White b.1872 and Margaret Felicia White b. 30 November 1879.  

Gaspar Corteiral White was a railroad man and died accidentially in July of 1903.  He married Margaret Austin on the 17 of July, 1866. they made their home in Tazewell.

Uncle Will served in the Spanish War. Upon his discharge his home was in Rawlings, Wyoming.

The census of 1930 lists him as an officer at the state penitentiary.  

He died in Rawlings, Wyoming in 1937.  

{NOTE: This was sent to the Spanish American War Vets site for inclusion in the Wyoming vets burials list.)
OBIT: White, William Fayette , Sergeant-Major
31st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, in the Phillipines (1869-1937)

from Tazewell, Va.
W. F. White, Former Citizen, Dies in Wyoming
William F.  White was found dead last week in the T. W. Craig house in Rawlins, Wo.
Funeral  services were held in Rawlings in  charge of the Elks  organization  with full
military honors. Color bearers, guard, and firing squad were members of the United
Spanish War Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion took part in the services.
Mr.  White was born in Tazewell county,  August 23, 1869.  He served as Sergeant-Major
on the north commissioned staff.  Thirty-first U. S. Volunteer Infantry, in the Phillipines
from  July 22, 1898  to  June 18, 1901.  He  was honorably discharged  from the  service
and located in Wyoming.
He served as commander of the Thomas King Camp No. 7, Department of Wyoming,
United States Spanish War veterans and at the time of his death was adjutant
quartermaster of the local camp. He was also a member of the Elks and Odd Fellows Lodges.
He was the brother of the late Austin White, of the Divides, well known and highly
respected citizen of Tazewell county. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret
McMillan, of Florida.

Spanish War Medal
medal back

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