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William H. R. White

    William H. R. White

      William H. R. White Dies; Served Red Bank as Mayor

      Succumbs in Brooklyn Hospital Following Throat Operation--Widely Known Both as Civic Leader and Home Builder--Funeral Set for Friday.

      RED BANK, May 28--Former Mayor William H. R. White died last night the Methodist Episcopal hospital, Brooklyn, following an operation for a throat infection performed last Thursday. He was 52.

      The former mayor's condition first became critical Sunday when his brothers and sisters were called to the institution. Yesterday a slight improvement was noted but a relapse last night proved fatal.

      Mr. White was born here Aug. 5, 1882, the son of the last Capt. John H. and Elizabeth Robbins White. He spent his entire life here and was always active in municipal activities.

      About the North and South Shrewsbury rivers Mr. White was a familiar figure. In the summer he owned and sailed one of the fastest boats under the colors of the Monmouth Boat Club. In the winter he raced ice boats for many years.

      Elected Several Times

      In politics the former mayor was a Democrat. He served seven years as a member of the council and was later elected to three terms of two years as mayor. He was also a candidate for freeholder.

      Mr. White was a member of the both the Liberty Hose company and the Independent Engine company of the local fire department. He was instrumental in motorizing the department in 1914. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Riverview hospital; Red Bank lodge 277, F. and A. M.; Monmouth Boat club; North Shrewsbury Iceboat and Yacht club and a former member of the local Lions.

      For many years he was active in the Red Bank Building and Loan association. He succeeded the Eugene Magee as treasurer of the organization.

      With his brother Ensley, the former mayor formed the Monmouth Construction company, which built more than 200 house in this section. The company developed Knollwood Park in Fair Haven where 25 homes were constructed.

      Two sisters, Mrs. W. Edgar Denise and Miss Phoebe White, and four brothers, former Fire Chief Ferdinand White, Reuben E., John H. and Ensley M., present building inspector, all of Red Bank, survive. He never married.

      Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home 121 Broad street, with the Rev. Edward w. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment by the Worden Funeral home will be in the family plot at Fairview cemetery, Middletown.

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