Tuesday, November 4, 2008

James White 1843-1895 FAMILY REUNION 17th January 2009

Photo: Frank and Jane White of Redland Bay, with their children Halley, Frances, Frank, Joyce, Lavinia, Hilary, Lucinda, and Ruth
[For more family pix go to http://www.aitex.com.au/family/]

This message has come from my brother Frank White
"Would anyone with connections to James White [our father's Grandfather] please note that there is to be a reunion at Old Petrie Town on Saturday 17th January 2009."

His children were (according to my list) Sam, Joe, Harry, William, Charles, Lilly, Frank (father of FWF White - pictured above with his family), Fred, Walter, Jack, Ben – of his first wife, Elizabeth Angelina (Smith) who died age 35 in childbirth with Ben. He married again (Catherine) and had more children including George, Jim, Albert and Norman (I think there were a couple of sisters too). Fred and Albert died in France in World War 1. It is likely to be a big gathering.

This reunion is to coincide with a special display
at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, from November 08 to 1 February 2009. "This is the fifth in a series of exhibitions exploring the lives of significant European families in the district. Each exhibition has highlighted the contributions made by members of the families in various aspects of life. Pioneering the Pine V continues the story of our earliest settlers, with the Dohle, Cruice, Fogg and White families sharing their part of that story."