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George 'Albert' White


George "Albert" White was born on Aug. 24, 1885 in Hopwood near Uniontown, Fayette County, PA, the son of George H. and Helen "Ella" (Daugherty) White

He lived with his parents and four siblings in Pittsburgh in 1900, when the federal census was taken. 

At the age of 30, George married 17-year-old Flora McAllister (1898-1985), a native of West Virginia.

The pair produced two known sons, Harry R. White Sr. and James White.

They established a residence in Hazelwood near Pittsburgh at 315 Path Way. George was employed for three decades as a signalman for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad.

Sadly, just four days before his 67th birthday, George was stricken with a heart attack and died suddenly at home on Aug. 20, 1952. Interment was in Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills, south of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an obituary, which stated that he "was born and lived all his life in the Hazelwood district."

Flora lived for another three-plus decades after her husband's death. She died on March 10, 1985, with funeral services held in Hazelwood. A short death notice was printed in the Post-Gazette.


~ Son James White ~

Son James White ( ? - ? ) was born in (?).

He was alive in August 1952 when named in his father's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obituary.


~ Son Harry R. White Sr. ~

Son Harry R. White Sr. (1918-1999) was born on May 2, 1918.

As a young man, he joined the railroad with the occupational specialty of fireman.

At the age of 27, on Jan. 24, 1946, Harry was united in holy wedlock with 22-year-old telephone operator Mary M. "Peggy" Joyce (April 3, 1923-2005), daughter of Thomas and Hilda (Schrier) Joyce of Pittsburgh. Their nuptials were officiated by Rev. James R. Cullen in the rectory of St. Stephens Church.

The Whites bore one known son, Harry R. White Jr.

They made their home in Pittsburgh in 1952 at their longtime address of 1361 Leaside Drive. Mary worked for years as a switchboard operator at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.

On Jan. 28, 1999, Harry passed away at the age of 80. Funeral services were held in Hazelwood at the John O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, with burial following in Jefferson Memorial Park. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed a death notice.

Mary maintained a home in Lincoln Place in the Munhall section of Pittsburgh. She passed away at the age of 82 on Nov. 15, 2005. The Post-Gazette published a death notice. A mass of Christian burial was sung at the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church.

Son Harry R. White Jr. ( ? - ? ) married Patricia ( ? - ? ). They had two sons, Robert M. White and Anthony T. White. Circa 2005, their home was in Forest Hills.


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