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Charles D., son of David and Melissa (Van der Mark) White, was born in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, September 21, 1882, and is now (1910) living there. He received his education in the union school of Phelps, and in the Rochester Business College. He then for a time, held a position as clerk in a dry-goods store in Geneva, New York. After his marriage he spent five years in farming, and in 1906 came to the village of Phelps, where he worked for one year as a teamster, and in 1907 engaged in the coal and produce business with Ulysses Grant Burnette, under the firm name of Burnette & White. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, of Phelps, and of Sincerity Lodge, No. 200, Free and Accepted Masons, of New York. In politics he is a Democrat. He married, April 2, 1902, Lois F., daughter of Archer and Laura Blount.