Henry L. White

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, June 2, 1935

Pioneer Jailer Is Called By Reaper

Henry L. White Passes Away Here Yesterday - Was Deputy Sheriff In '70s and Prominent in Mining.

Henry L. White, 77, jailer of Nez Perce country under Sheriff Ezra Baird from 1874 through 1882, and in later years well known in mining circles of Idaho county, passed away at St. Joseph's hospital at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon after an illness of 10 months. Death was caused by Bright's disease.

A native of Virginia, born Aug. 31, 1857, White came west in the late '60s with his parents and located in California. The mining excitement attracted him to Idaho and for a year or two he prospected around Warren, Florence and other camps, and finally drifted into Lewiston. He was active in politics for many years. During his incumbency as jailer he had charge of many dangerous criminals.

Made Home at Kooskia.

For many years Mr. White made his home at Kooskia and it is understood he owned several valuable pieces of mining property and was considered well to do. His only known relative is a half-brother, Thomas Streat, Richmond, Va.

Funeral services will be held at the Vassar-Shaughnessy-Rawls chapel tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, the Rev. L. C. Hicks officiating. Interment will be at Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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