Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years


Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Day White (1858-1945)

Click to enlarge

Samuel & Louise White
Click to enlarge

Farmer.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 24 January 1858, son of James D. and Emily White, he was educated at Invermay, Ontario until the age of 16 when he quit school to work in his father’s carriage manufacturing business. In 1892 he began farming in Manitoba by purchasing 160 acres from the Canadian Pacific Railway, increasing his holdings until he eventually had 2,240 acres. He raised grain and livestock. He retired from farming in 1909 and moved to a home at 431 Third Street in Brandon. On 14 February 1895, he married Louise Scherer at Hartney, Manitoba. They had two daughters: Vera May White (b 1899) and Hazel Emily White (b 1902). He died at Brandon on 13 July 1945 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Samuel Day White,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1945.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2013

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.