Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan, Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Togeth

Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan, Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Togeth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...This is especially true of its banking interests since the connection therewith of Mr. White, the leading banker of Wexford County, and who for a number of years has been proprietor of an exchange bank in this place. He is a man who keeps thoroughly posted upon financial matters, and, possessing keen intuitive powers and sound judgment, is excellently adapted for the business in which he has engaged with marked success. A few words with reference to the parents of Mr. White may not be amiss in this connection. He is the son of Rev. John White, a native of Massachusetts and in some respects a remarkable man. He was a mere child when his father died and he was bound out, which fact accounts for the family genealogy being unknown to the present generation. It also accounts for his lack of advantages during boyhood. He was obliged to work hard, and never attended school a day. So ignorant was he in youth, that at the age of twenty he could not read. He possessed, however, an ambition to gain knowledge, and so determined was he that, while working at the bench during the day, he kept his Testament in front of him and studied it thoughtfully and untiringly. He gained a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, and also became a good Hebrew scholar. Meantime his work as a carpenter was not neglected, and after coming to Michigan he pursued his trade for several years, building mills, churches and private residences. During the latter part of his life Mr. White devoted his attention largely to the ministry. The Home Missionary Society of the Baptist Church sent him to Canada, where he labored for two years. He next went to Sangamon County, lll., where he had charge of two churches, fifteen miles apart. Later he went to Hancock County, IlI., being induced to...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620143
  • 9781236620149