Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Clarence C. White, manager of the United Undertaking Company at Pueblo, was born at Orchard Grove. Missouri, on the 24th of June, 1881, a son of George L. and Sally (Cooper) White. The father is a farmer by occupation and after leaving Missouri removed with his family to Kansas and thence to Colorado, where he and his wife still make their home. Clarence C. White was a young lad when the family became residents of the Sunflower state and there he pursued a public school education, passing through consecutive grades to the high school and thus becoming well qualified for life's practical and responsible duties. When his textbooks were put aside he turned his attention to the occupation of farming. In fact in the meantime he had assisted largely in the work of the fields during the periods of vacation and early became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. He devoted himself to farming in Kansas for two years and in 1906 removed from that state to Colorado, where he entered commercial circles, engaging in the furniture business in Pueblo in connection with Calkins White. In 1912 he became actively engaged in the undertaking business, organizing the United Undertaking Company, which was then located at D street and Union avenue, where it remained for six years. Later they moved to their present location in the Masonic Temple, at Broadway and Evans avenue. They have a well appointed chapel with commodious seating accommodation, have complete auto equipment and follow the most sanitary and scientific methods in their care of the dead. They employ three men and also have a lady attendant. They are most careful and progressive in funeral direction and the patronage of the firm has constantly increased, bringing to them well merited success. Mr. White was united in marriage to Miss Ida Paige and to them have been born three children: Helen, Thelma and Lawrence. Mr. White votes with the democratic party, of which he has been a stanch champion since attaining adult age. He is well known in Masonic circles, having taken the degrees of lodge and council, and he is also connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He likewise has membership with the Commerce Club, and the Lions Club, of which he was the first president, taking deep interest in the organization. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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