Alvin M. White was born in New Brunswick July 15, 1846. He was one of thirteen children, the youngest of eleven brothers. With his parents he removed to Maine where he lived until he was 8 years old, the to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. One year was spent as a soldier in Co. A. 42nd regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.
Mr. White was married to Mary J. Millard and to them have been born 10 children, two of which preceded their father to the spirit world. He was ordained as a Free Baptist minister about 15 years ago and loved to tell the "Old, Old Story".
Throughout his life he was one of those known for their hospitality, generosity and kindness to others, never turning away one needing help. He was a loving father and kind husband who has "fought the good fight, kept the faith" and henceforth is laid up for him a "crown of righteousness."
Alvin M. White departed this life March 20, 1907. The funeral services were held in Maple Grove Free Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Phillips, assisted by Rev. Taylor and the mortal body laid to rest in the Barron Cemetery. The mourning ones are his wife, Eva, Ethel, Clifford, M. H. White of Hillsdale; P.A. White of Barron, Mrs. Olive Fletcher, of Farris, Washington, Mrs. Emma Blackburn of Hillsdale and Frank White, whereabouts unknown. His friends also mourn but all realize his sufferings are ended and they cannot wish him back.