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in collecting information and publications bearing on these subjects, and his well selected library was a rich storehouse of knowledge on these themes.

He was a most hospitable man and delighted to entertain his friends. Of this beautiful life at home, of which he was the idolized head, of his devotion to his family and of their love and reverence for him, it is only fitting that we make brief mention. Never was husband and father more faithful and indulgent, and none ever received more fond and dutiful return for his love. To them he leaves that most precious of all possessions, the heritage of a good name, and the recollection of a noble life faithfully spent in good works.

JOHN B. JENKINS.

HON. CHARLES MASON WHITE.

The late Judge Charles Mason White of Warrenton, Fauquier county, Virginia, departed this life on July 21, 1911, having died suddenly at Peak's Island, off the coast of Maine, where he had gone for rest and recreation in the hope of restoring his failing health.

He was born on the third day of December, 1856, at "Mt. Airy," his father's place in the county of Fauquier, about two miles from Warrenton, where he was reared by his parents to manhood, receiving his education in the public and private schools in Warrenton. Before beginning his study of the law he taught school for a few years in Fauquier and Alexandria counties, and entered the law office of the late Charles T. Green, under whose direction he began the study of law; was examined and admitted to practice in the courts of Fauquier county in April, 1879. Soon after his admission to the Bar he formed an association with the late Capt. H. R. Garden, who then enjoyed a large practice in Warrenton, and there began to apply himself to his life work with that diligence and industry which characterized his entire career at the Bar. Some time after Capt. Garden had moved from Warrenton to New York, Judge White formed a partnership with the late Jas. P. Jeffries and under the firm name of Jeffries & White they soon built up and maintained a large and lucrative practice in the courts of Fauquier and the adjoining counties and in the Court of Appeals; this partnership continued until 1898 when Judge White became the Judge of the County Court of Fauquier county.

He continued upon the bench as Judge of this court until the County Court was abolished by the new constitution. He then devoted himself to the practice of his profession alone in Warrenton, until during the last year of his life to his great gratification, he took his son Stuart into partnership with him, which continued to his death.

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