Finding aid for the Thomas H. White Family Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: White, Thomas H. Family
Title: Thomas H. White Family Photographs
Dates: 1850-1991
Extent: 0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Thomas Howard White (1836-1914) was the founder of the White Sewing Machine Company, the While Motor Company, and the Thomas H. White Foundation, all of Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Massachusetts, part of the White family which had immigrated from England ca. 1638. He moved to Cleveland in 1867. In 1876 he, his half-brother Howard W. White, and Rollin C. White (no relation) incorporated the White Sewing Machine Company. In 1899, his son Rollin Henry White invented the White steam car, put into production by the White Sewing Machine Company in 1900. In 1906, The automobile division was separated from the Sewing Machine Company as the White Company, later the White Motor Company. He and his wife, Almira Greenleaf White, had eight children; Mabel Almira Harris (wife of James Armstrong Harris), Alice Maud Hammer (wife of William Joseph Hammer), Windsor Thomas White, Clarence Greenleaf White, Rollin Henry White, Walter Charles White, and Ella Almira Ford (wife of Horatio Ford). The collection consists of individual and group portraits depicting the ancestors and descendants of Thomas H. White. These photographs were collected by Betty King and her mother, Elizabeth White King, as they were compiling data for the White family genealogy, Descendants of Thomas White, Volume II, published in 1992.
PG Number PG 471
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English