The Cameron Lions Club of Cameron, Milam County, Texas is collecting information on its charter members. The club was organized on August 19, 1923.

Here is information collected on one of the charter members. Additions and corrections will be welcomed. Let us know if you are a descendant. If you have information to share you can contact project chairman Monroe Fuchs or you can email the project group by clicking the email link at the bottom of the page.


September 26, 2013

The member listed on the Club Charter as G. C. White was Grover Cleveland White (pictured above with his wife), who was born in Grimes County, Texas on May 11, 1886. He was the son of Joseph P. “Joe” White (born in Alabama around 1830) and wife Elizabeth “Liza” Lewis White (born in Mississippi around 1855).

In 1900, Grover Cleveland White was living with his parents in Grimes County, Texas. By 1918 he was living in Bryan, Texas and managing a garage. His employer was D. D. White (likely David Dudley White, brother of Grover Cleveland White).

The 1920 Census shows Grover Cleveland White still living in Bryan. Mr. White's occupation is listed as automobile dealer.

By 1922, Mr. White had formed a partnership with John Wesley House. The partnership, known as White-House Motor Company, operated a Chevrolet dealership in Cameron.

In 1930, Mr. White was living in Temple, Texas. He was working as a field representative for a cotton association.

In 1940, Mr. White had returned to Bryan, Texas, where he served as superintendent of the Bryan City Cemetery. He died in Bryan on July 13, 1969. He was a Bryan resident at the time of his death. He is buried at Bryan City Cemetery.

Mr. White married Adeline Estelle “Addie” Hancock. Addie was born in Enfield, Halifax County, North Carolina on September 4, 1882 . She was the daughter of J. H. Hancock and wife Lou Knight Hancock. Addie died in Bryan on September 25, 1961 and, like her husband, is buried at Bryan City Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. White had a son, Grover Cleveland White, Jr. (1916 - 2000). The son married Frances Elizabeth Beard and they had two children: (1) Shelley Jeanette White (married Ron Fones); and, (2) Grover Travis White.

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