(From the scrapbook of Eddy C. [1857-1944] & Helen White Gilbert [1855-1929].  Clippings may not be dated and newspaper may be unknown, unless noted. Most dates supplied were handwritten and initialed by the collectors.)  In most cases, these clippings were from Rushford Spectator/The Spectator

Transcribed by Joseph Damiano

Burial of Mrs. Washington White.

Mr and Mrs. Harold Hopkins of Bradford, III., and Will. S White of Aurora III., arrived here last Thursday noon with the body of their loved mother, Mrs. Washington White. They went to the home of Mrs. C. H. Ives where a brief funeral service was held Friday afternoon, Rev. Johnson officiating. The burial took place in the White cemetery.

The following obituary we take from the Bradford, Ill., Republican: " Abigail Willard was born in Dummeraton, Vermont, June 1st, 1818. She came to Rushford, N.Y, in 1842. In 1844 on January 25th, she was united in marriage to Washington White. To this union were born four children- two sons and two daughters- Mrs. Viola Hopkins, of Bradford, Ill, F. S. White, who died at Denver, Col., on Oct. 14th, 1905, Stella May Colburn, who died on June 24th, 1899 at Oneonta,N.Y.., and Willard S. White of Aurora, Ill. The husband passed away on June 19h, 1889 at Rushford. Early in life the deceased accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour and united with the Presbyterian Church, in which fellowship she remained a consistent Christian to the last of her long., cheerful and beautiful life. She was always bright and cheerful, intensely interested in passing events: a great reader and a close observer of public life as seen in or national history. Mrs. White died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H.P Hopkins, where for 12 years she made her home, attended by all that love and duty could give, to make her last year comfortable.

She died March 27, 1911, aged 92 years, eight months and 27 days."


"E'en down to old all my people shell prove

My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love

And when hoary hairs shall their temples

Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be home"