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Wilhite - Warner - Capt. CW

Source: Huntington Daily News-Democrat Fri 8 Jan 1904 p 7

Crawfordsville, Ind, Jan 8 - Capt. Warner Wilhite of this city, chief of the middle division in the pension bureau is seriously ill at his home in Washington. Capt. Wilhite is well known among soldiers of Indiana, having had charge for years of the pension division of which the state is a part. He has been ill for several weeks and his condition has now become serious.

Source: Indianapolis News Monday 11 Jan 1904 p 1

Warner Wilhite of Crawfordsville, Ind who had been chief of a division in the pension bureau since 1889, died last night of Bright’s disease after an illness of several months.  He was 58 years old. Capt. Wilhite served through the Civil War and before he came to Washington held various position of truste in Montgomery County. President Harrison appointed him to a place in the pension bureau. He leaves a wife and daughter. The burial will take place here Wednesday.

Source: Indianapolis Journal Wed 12 April 1893 p 1

Capt. Warner Wilhite of Crawfordsville who recently removed from a chiefship of division in the Pension Office because he is a good Republican will leave Washington for Indianapolis tomorrow. He will represent the NY Mutual Life Insurance Company at Indianapolis.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 29 March 1901 p 12

A Washington special says: “Warner Wilhite of Crawfordsville has been transferred from chief of the eastern division to chief of the western division in the pension office. The latter is the more important of the two positions and Mr. Wilhite’s transfer is regarded as a promotion, though it involves no increase of salary. Mr. Wilhite is regarded as one of the most efficient employees in the pension service.”

Source: Logansport Pharos Tue 26 Dec 1899 p 4

Major Warner Wilhite, chief of the eastern division of the pension office is one of the most popular and efficient officials in the pension bureau. He still claims Crawfordsville as his home and reckons all geography from the Hoosier Athens. Major Wilhite’s office is in the southwest corner of the big red barn where Commissioner Evans and his 1,740 employees struggle with several tons of pension papers eery day.

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