Create a Page for YOUR Ancestor
Add Information About This Person

John White - Date: December 03, 1868
Location: Massachusetts
Paper: Pittsfield Sun
John White

Date: December 03, 1868
Location: Massachusetts
Paper: Pittsfield Sun 

John White - Grave
John White


Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA  - North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA  - East Street and First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
East Street and First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, Mass.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA  - Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA  - Maplewood Hotel. Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Maplewood Hotel. Pittsfield, Mass.

Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!  

Uncensored: A healthier planet for our children and grandchildren:
Climate Change

Who are you searching for?

Specify search criteria below. Then SEARCH.
NOTE: If you don't know the whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
Last Name:(maiden)
Grave? Research John

 immigrant US Civil War Soldiers Germany  John  White

  (b. 27 December 1839, Germany   d. 17 December 1916 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )  

John White was born 27 December 1839 in , Germany . John White was the child of Conrad White and Annie Elizabeth Lang and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Ludwig Lang and UNKNOWN

John was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1857.

He married  Rachel Friederika Gimlich 19 September 1867 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Rachel Friederika Gimlich  was born 21 March 1847 in , Germany .  She died 1 December 1921 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of (Georg) Jacob Gimlich (Gemlich) and Mary (Anna Maria) Lange Greiber (Ledig).

John White died 17 December 1916 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .

Map of where my ancestors came from Ancestral Map Family Tree Family Tree Pedigree Chart Pedigree Chart Family Group Record Family Group Record Invention Inventions

Born Hesse-Cassel, Germany

Spent first 4 years in America in NYC (1857-1861)
Fought in Civil War for 13th NY Independent Battery
Honorably discharged July 28, 1865
Returned to NYC, resumed baking business
Jan 1866 - moved to Pittsfield, MA
Sept 1868 - entered into partnership with Jacob Gimlich, eventually establishing Berkshire Brewing Association

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts
By Rollin Hillyer Cooke
Published by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
Item notes: v. 1
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Jan 24, 2008
Page 292

For MORE information on the Berkshire Brewing Association including photos of bottles, ads, history, etc., please visit (The Berkshire Brewing Association)

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

John White married  immigrant Germany Rachel Friederika Gimlich-- Date: 19 September 1867 Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) 

Rachel Friederika Gimlich was the daughter of (Georg) Jacob Gimlich (Gemlich) and Mary (Anna Maria) Lange Greiber (Ledig)

Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
groom's name: John Wight Weith
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Frederika Rachel Gemle Gemlich
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 19 Sep 1867
marriage place: Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
groom's father's name: Conright Wight Weith
groom's mother's name: Elizabeth
bride's father's name: Jacob
bride's mother's name: Mary
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I01079-7
system origin: Massachusetts-ODM
source film number: 1902438
reference number:

Added: 11/17/2008 10:17:38 AM  
Updated: 1/28/2011 8:17:04 AM

America/USA John Jacob White (b.7 July 1868, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 July 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA George Henry White (b.28 January 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 September 1935, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Frederick Charles White (b.26 March 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 26 June 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA)

 America/USA Mary Agnes White (b.1 July 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 16 October 1955, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA)

 America/USA Ella Elizabeth White (b.8 October 1874, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 28 January 1968, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Emma Martha White (b.13 April 1876, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 12 March 1912, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA John Andrew White (b.15 February 1878, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 4 August 1925 , Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Dora Louisa Rachel White (b.26 November 1879, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 February 1979, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA)

 America/USA Lillian Juliana Christine White (b.5 December 1882, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 July 1963, Manhattan, New York, USA )

 America/USA David Louis Leonard White (b.6 November 1885, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 22 November 1958, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA Walter George White (b.12 August 1887, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 8 December 1977, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 America/USA William Walter Rockwell White (b.26 May 1893, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 July 1987, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Lifetime Events

Add Information

27 December 1839
, Germany

Germany 1849 - April 2 – Revolutions of 1848 in the German states end in failure. - April 2, 1849

News 1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

'Am I really dear to you, Sophia?' I whispered, and pressed my burning lips to ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...

USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...

News 1859 - A German Religious Society
We are informed that there is much religious interest among the German population of this vicinity. They have organized a parish under the name of "The German Lutheran Evangelical Protestant...Read MORE...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
By the President of the United States,

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address (Ken Burns) (

On...

USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...

News 1865 - 19 Marriageable Ladies
In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on demand - so says a Chicago paper. - Pittsfield Sun - Pittsfield, Massachusetts - February 9, 1865

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...

1867 Marriage / Partner
John White and Rachel Friederika Gimlich 19 September 1867, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world. - January 1, 1867

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

Alaska: The Outpost State
The Big Picture (

U.S....

1868 Birth of Child
John Jacob White was born 7 July 1868, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

News 1868 - Train Derailment
A train on the Housatonic Railway was thrown from the track, on the 18th, by a broken rail. Every passenger was injured, Miss Sarah Hayes, of Pittsfield, Mass., seriously.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 28, 1868

U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...

News 1869 - Worth the Pie?
An apprentice boy in Pittsfield, Mass., who was exceedingly fond of mince pies, was told by a lady that she would give him one if he would sit upon the stove while she counted 100. He got the pie and ...Read MORE...

1870 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
name: John White
estimated birth year: 1840
gender: Male
age in 1870: 30y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Prussia
home in 1870: Massachusetts, United States
Household Gender Age
John White M 30y
Rachael White F 23y
John J White M 2y
George...

1870 Birth of Child
George Henry White was born 28 January 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

1871 Birth of Child
Frederick Charles White was born 26 March 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

News 1871 - Escaped from Jail
A burglar escaped from the jail at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, last week, in an ingenious manner. He began by digging into the wall of his cell, intending to make a hole large enough for him to pass...Read MORE...

1871 Death of Child
John Jacob White died 10 July 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

News 1871 - Quite a Mean Man
The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from home by his stinginess and general cussedness, and...Read MORE...

USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
ChicagoFD1 (

Chicago ...

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park. ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872

News 1872 - Buried in Pittsfield
The Pittsfield (Mass.) Eagle says that a South Berkshire father, whose child recently died of small pox, being anxious to bury it in a Pittsfield cemetery, and knowing the authorities would not allow ...Read MORE...

1872 Birth of Child
Mary Agnes White was born 1 July 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

1874 Birth of Child
Ella Elizabeth White was born 8 October 1874, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

May 26, 1875
Messr's. Gimlich and White, Brewers, are building a new stack, and otherwise getting their brewery into better working order for the summer trade. They are doing a brisk business over there, and their success is well merited.

Building News and Real Estate Transactions from the Pittsfield Sun,...Read MORE...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...

1876 Birth of Child
Emma Martha White was born 13 April 1876, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. - June 25, 1876

U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...

News 1877 - Arrest and Escape from Prussia
Jacob Straub, a naturalized citizen resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, just returned from a visit to his parents near Stroudsberg, Prussia, gives the particulars of his arrest by Purssia...Read MORE...

1878 Birth of Child
John Andrew White was born 15 February 1878, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets. resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...

News 1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing
Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few miles from town, revealed the fact that it was filled ...Read MORE...

1879 Birth of Child
Dora Louisa Rachel White was born 26 November 1879, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

1880 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
name: John White
residence: Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
birthplace: Germany
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Rachel White
spouse's birthplace: New York, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's name:
mother's...

September 29, 1880
[Gimlich and White are erecting a new building between Onota and John streets - details provided in article, page 214]

Building News and Real Estate Transactions from the Pittsfield Sun, 1800-1906 by Bruce N Honig, The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Added: 9/26/2013 4:55:40 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...

News 1882 - Tree of Life
A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this he makes the sing of the cross on patients. He has ...Read MORE...

1882 Birth of Child
Lillian Juliana Christine White was born 5 December 1882, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.


How the Panic...

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland. - August 10, 1884

News 1884 - Tried to Repel Burglars
Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself fatally.
The Belleville Telescope - Belleville, Kansas - October 9, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...

News 1885 - 100th Birthday
Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary recently.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 6, 1885

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...

1885 Birth of Child
David Louis Leonard White was born 6 November 1885, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine) - May 8, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

1887 Birth of Child
Walter George White was born 12 August 1887, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...

U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...

USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

1893 Birth of Child
William Walter Rockwell White was born 26 May 1893, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...

1900 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
name: John White
residence: Pittsfield city, Berkshire, Massachusetts
birth date: Dec 1840
birthplace: Germany
relationship to head-of-household: Self
spouse name: Rachel White
spouse titles:
spouse birth place: Germany
father name:
father titles:
father...

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...




Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3. - The President of the United States...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...

News 1905 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late yesterday afternoon by falling from the...Read MORE...

News 1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gwendolin, was brought to the surface. The...Read MORE...

Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock did a large amount of...Read MORE...

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

U.S. Presidents 1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. - March 4, 1909

1910 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
name: John White
birthplace: Germany
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Pittsfield Ward 6, Berkshire, Massachusetts
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year: 1857
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
family number: 129
page...

USA 1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit...Read MORE...

News 1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel
Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days for Pittsfield, Mass., where he has been offered a...Read MORE...

1912 Death of Child
Emma Martha White died 12 March 1912, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

U.S. Presidents 1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California....Read MORE...

1976 - Berkshire Brewing Association
PROHIBITION, probably the greatest do-good fiasco in history, had a sad impact on a flourishing Pittsfield industry. That was the Berkshire Brewing Association which had a big, spread-out plant at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North John Street. When Prohibition went into effect in 1919, the...Read MORE...

Research Death

Buried at:
Pittsfield Cemetery
203 Wahconah St

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)
(413) 447-7953

Added: 11/17/2008 10:02:29 AM

Is John White YOUR Ancestor? Tell us more.

If you'd like to be contacted by others who are related to John White, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.