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William White
Born June 17, 1825
WILLIAM WHITE, proprietor of the Palmer House, Monticello; is a native of Butler Co., Ohio, and was born June 17, 1825; his parents removed to Indiana when he was quite smaIl, and he grew up to manhood there; in 1859, he went to California and was engaged in the stock business there; he remained in California and Oregon fourteen years. In 1866, he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. and engaged in farming and stock-raising, and continued until 1876, when he came to Monticello and bought the hotel property known as the Palmer House, and on the 1st of January, 1867, he married Miss Mary White, from Indiana; they have four children—Nellie E., Schuyler Colfax, Jennie and Alice.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 687.


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