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Question: I am trying to track down the immediate ancestors of the famous Kansas newpaper editor William Allen White who!?
won a Pulitzer prize in 1923 and 1947!. He lived from 1868-1944 and was the long time editor of the Emporia, Kansas Gazzete and a notable on the national political scene, for instance knowing Theodore Roosevelt!. Any suggestions!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
His immediate ancestors would be his father and mother!. They were
Father: Allen White b: 20 APR 1819
Mother: Mary A!. Hatton b: WFT Est!. 1817-1848
according to several trees on RWWC!.

Here they are in 1880:


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Allen WHITE Self M Male W 61 OH Hotel Keeper MA MO
Mary A!. WHITE Wife M Female W 49 CAN House Keeper IRE ---
Wm!. WHITE Son S Male W 12 KS At School OH CAN
F!. J!. ARNOLD Other S Male W 40 NY Cleark NY ---
A!. MONROE Other S Male B 23 AR Servant --- ---
D!. UNDERWOOD Other S Female W 20 KY Servant --- ---
M!. E!. SIMPSON Other S Female W 18 IL Servant ENG ---
M!. A!. RHEA Other S Female W 22 OH Servant --- ---
R!. E!. HOPKINGRS Other S Female W 22 PA Servant --- ---
Source Information:
Census Place El Dorado, Butler, Kansas

If you meant "immediate family" - his wife and children - try the biography my learned collegue suggested!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Here isa good place to start, his family still owns this paper and you can probably contact them personally!.Www@QuestionHome@Com