Cresson TB Sanatorium Remembered

56. George Henry White, Jr.


From: A'Lelia Bundles
Sent: Mar 20, 2015
Subject: Cresson research

Hello Mr. Felton,

 I was glad to find your webpage about Cresson.


I’m in the process of writing a biography of my great-grandmother and namesake A’Lelia Walker and came across several references to George Henry White, Jr, the son of a black Congressman, who died at Cresson in December 1927. His sister was a close friend of A’Lelia Walker’s.


I’d be very interested to know if there are any documents related to patients who were there during the late 1920s.


With much appreciation for any guidance you might be able to provide.


Best wishes,

A’Lelia Bundles

                                                             1.   George H White, Jr. Obituary     Pittsburgh Courier  Dec. 10,1927
                                                         2.   George H White, Jr.  Death Certificate  Nov. 30, 1927 at Cresson San


George's father, George Henry White Sr., was a well respected member of the House of Representatives as shown by the following article in the Kansas Independent Daily Reporter on Feb. 28, 1900:    



Congressman White was honored with two historical markers in his home state of North Carolina. 

Click here to see a marker commemorating his home.

Click here to see a marker commemorating his achievements.