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Subject: William Thomas WHITE 1891, Ballard Co.
Author: Sandi Gorin
Date: Saturday, September 12, 1998
Surnames: White, Coil, Rich, Reeves, Corbett
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 159-160. Ballard Co.
WILLIAM T. WHITE. Among the members of the Ballard county bar is William Thomas White, who is practicing in Wickliffe, where he has gained a distintively
representative clientage. Legal interests are never entrusted to those whose abilities are questionable. When one has property or civil rights at stake it is greatly to be desired that they should be placed in the hands of those who have comprehensive knowledge of the law and are capable of conducting litigated interests with the best results for their clients, and in criminal cases where the balance of justice is to be maintained it is also necessary that the man concerned in the control of a cause should be proficient and well versed in that especial department of jurisprudence. After careful preparation William Thomas White took his place at the bar, and by earnest study, indefatigable labor and mastery of the questions with
which he has become connected has won for himself an enviable place among the practitioners of this district. William Thomas White was born at Blandville, Kentucky, on the 28th of June, 1861, and is a son of James D. and Mary Ellen (Coil) White. He was reared in his native city and there acquired his preliminary education, which was supplemented by study in Paducah, in Clinton and in Lexington. When about twenty years of age he took up the study of law with G.W. Reeves, of Paducah as his preceptor, and in 1885 he was admitted to the bar at Wickliffe. He then located in Blandville, where he continued in
practice until 1889, and during the first year was associated with his father as a member of the firm of J.D. White & Son. In 1889 he came to Wickliffe, where he has since lived, and if a large patronage is any criterion of success Mr. White has certainly entered upon a successful
professional career. On the 27th of November, 1889, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. White and Miss Naomi Rich, a daughter of LaFayette Rich and a granddaughter of Jacob Corbett, the first clerk of the county court of Ballard county. To Mr. and Mrs. White have been born six children. In addition to his home in Wickliffe, Mr. White owns and operates a farm near the city. Socially he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is a Master
Mason. In politics he is a Democrat. He has devoted considerable time to reading and study, and is thoroughly posted on current topics and events.