William D. White
World War I Veteran

Researched by Lisa Slaski

The Morning Herald
Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., Monday, August 17, 1944

William D. White Veteran of World War I Dies in Littauer Hospital

Mayfield - William D. White, 49, well known resident of the village, died Wednesday morning at 2:30 in Littauer hospital where he had been a patient 16 days. He underwent an operation for a kidney ailment.

Mr. White was born in the Town of Edinburg, January 15, 1895, the son of the late Sylveanus and Etta Marcellus White and had been a resident of Mayfield for thirty seven years. He was a glove cutter by trade and his last place of employment was the Crossley Glove Co., Inc.

Mr. White was a World War veteran, having enlisted at Mayfield, June 16, 1917. He was in France and on the last drive against the Von Hindenburg Line from September 27 to October 20, 1918. He developed pneumonia at the port of debarkation and was a casualty and sent to Camp Upton where he was given his discharge January 11, 1919.

Mr. White was a member of the Presbyterian church, Fulton County Post 2077, VFW, and the Ex-service Men's club. He at one time was a member of the Village Board and had always taken an active part in civic affairs of the village.

His wife, Mabel Sweet White and infant daughter died in Littauer hospital March 14, 1944.

The survivors are one son Staff Sergt. Gerald White, with the infantry stationed at Fort Jackson, S. C.; two brothers, David C. White and Ralph W. White of Mayfield, and one niece and three nephews.

The body was taken to the Yates & Corey funeral home in Northville. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of his son from Fort Jackson.

Note: William Douglas White served in WWI overseas from May 17, 1918 to Dec 21, 1918.

Morning Herald
Gloversville and Johnstown, Sat., 18 Mar 1941

White Joins Army

Gerald White, son of Mr. and Mrs. William White, of North Main street has enlisted in the U.S. Ary, and will be stationed in New Jersey. "Young Bill" is the second volunteer to enlist from this village. The other local volunteer being Earl Blowers, brother of Fred Blowers, a veteran of World War I.


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