|Thetford Cemetery in Genesee County, Michigan|
The Thetford Cemetery in Genesee County, Michigan in the White plot we have several family members buried. Today's entry will be for Edwin R White the son of Phebe and William C. White
|January 2, 1873 - August 11, 1891|
This funeral card was left to us by my grandmother Lillian Smith. It had belonged to her Grandmother, Mary Florence Boyer , the sister to Edwin R White. It had been her Grandmother's cherished possession remembrance of her beloved brother's life.
Edwin had a twin brother named Edward who died after in February of 1873. I do not have a tombstone or burial information for Edward. The next time I am in the area I will need to see if there is a stone for him and the other children who died from the family.
This couple, William and Phebe White, lost six of their sons before they became adults; Francis A. died at 1 year in 1860, Frankie died at age 2 in 1867 , William died at 23 years old in 1894, Edward B. died in 1873, Edwin died at 18 years in 19891 and Pervical F. died at age 2 in 1879. An incredible amount of loss in a short period of time for one family.