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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Dapper Herbert H. White, Cambridge, Mass., 1891



Written on the reverse of the cabinet card: 
"Then she wanted to see my locket
then for me to sing a song
and all the time she was picking my pocket
Of my gold watch and my meerschaum.

Oct 1 --1891
Herbert H. White"

Herbert H. White was the son of Henry and Henrietta (Hill) White, born the 29th of June 1869, Rye, New York1.  Herbert's mother, Henrietta, appears in an earlier post where I pieced together information about the White family. 

Herbert graduated from  Harvard University in 1893.  Two years later, on October 1, 1895,  he married twenty-year-old Clarissa Watts Lewis, of Boston, daughter of Charles & Emma Lewis2.  Herbert was the Treasurer of University Press in Cambridge, MA for many years. 

In the 1940 census, 70-year-old Herbert is listed as "retired" and is living in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, with wife Clarissa3.



1 Harvard Class of 1893, Fourth Report. University Press, Cambridge, Mass.,1910, page 227. Digital Image (http://www02.us.archive.org/stream/secretarysrepor41893harvuoft#page/n1/mode/2up : accessed 15 Nov 2012)
2 "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N478-TX1 : accessed 15 Nov 2012), Herbert H White and Clarissa W Lewis, 1895.
3 "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4XJ-HTG : accessed 21 Nov 2012), Herbert H White, Marblehead Town, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5-238, sheet 61A, family 334, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1585.

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