Mercer County PAGenWeb

Mercer County Obituaries

Ann McKinney White

20 Apr 1844 - 24 Jun 1907

Wife of J. G. White, author of "History of Mercer County, 1909.


Mrs. J. G. White died Sunday afternoon at the family home on S. Diamond Street, aged 63 years. For several years she had been afflicted an incurable intense trouble and during the last 18 months her condition was frequently critical. The nature of her ailment was such as to cause the most intense physical agony, but in spite of the fact that she knew she could not recover she bore her suffering with a heroism that was remarkable. Several times during the last stages of her illness when it seemed she could not survive but a few hours she rallied and until the end even when enduring almost unbearable pain she retained complete possession of all her mental faculties.

Mrs. White's maiden name was Ann McKinney. She was the daughter of the late John M. McKinney, at one time sheriff of Mercer County and was born near Scrubgrass, Venango County, April 20, 1844. Her childhood was spent in that neighborhood and in the Forrest House just north of Mercer which was a famous tavern during the old stage coach days. On September 20, 1865 she married Mr. White and went with him to St. Louis where they remained two years. They then came to Mercer which except for about 4 years spent in Pittsburgh has been their home since.

Mrs. White was one of the most estimable women and since her girl-hood had been a member of the U.P. church. During recent years until incapacitated by ill health she had been a regular, attended the First Church, Mercer and an active worker in its interests. Her cheerful and lovable disposition won her a host of friends who sincerely mourned her death.
Mrs. White was the mother of five children: three of whom, Mrs. J. M. Campbell, of Mercer, Mrs. H. L. Snively of Wilkinsburg and John H. at home with her husband survives, two sons died in infancy. The following brothers and sisters are living, Thomas P. McKinney, Petersburg, Ohio, Edward M. McKinney of the U.S. Signal Service with headquarters at Fort Monroe, Va., Mrs. S. J. Byers and Mrs. George Reznor of Mercer. Funeral services held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Pastor Dr. S. W. Gilkey assisted by Rev. W. H. McPeak and Rev. John S. Duncan. Interment was made in the Mercer Cemetery.

MERCER DISPATCH, Friday, June 28, 1907

Mrs. J. G. White died Sunday evening last at her home in Mercer. She was the daughter of the late  Sheriff McKinney and mother of  Mrs. Senator Campbell.

ADVANCE ARGUS - GREENVILLE, PA. Friday, June 28, 1907


Mrs. White, wife of the well known attorney,  J. G. White died at her home in Mercer on Sunday evening, after a lingering illness of many months. She was a daughter of the late Sheriff McKinney formerly a widely known resident of this county. Besides her husband she left a son and two daughters. She was an aunt of  Claud Reznor the West Street druggist. Her funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.

SHARON HERALD, Friday, June 28, 1907:

All three obituaries submitted by Bob McKeon

Return to Obituary Index Page

Return to Home Page