JOHN WHITE, ex-mayor and
merchant, Woodstock, Ont.,
was born March 4th, 1,940, at
Peebles, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
His education was commenced at Edin-
burgh and finished at Woodstock,
Canada, whither his parents came in
1554. He entered the dry goods bnsi-
ness when very young, remaining with
his first employer one year and a half.
He then entered the establishment of
his brother David, who was a dry goods
merchant at Ingersoll at that time.
He continued here about one year and
a half, when in 1860, at the early age
of nineteen, he commenced business for