Harold R. Whyte Obituary

Harold R. (Doc) Whyte, 84, of 168 South Cumberland Street, Waynesburg, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 1978, in St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., following a long illness.

He was born September 15, 1893, in Center Township (Hargus Creek) a son of A. R. and Clarinda Fordyce Whyte. His wife, Catherine (Kate) Anderson Whyte, whom he married July 14, 1921, survives.

He spent his early life in Rogersville and since 1922 at Waynesburg where he was a member of the First Christian Church and the Men's Sunday School Bible Class.

He was a well known retired school teacher, having taught for over 46 years. During the last several years of his teaching career he had been principal at the South Ward Elementary School at Waynesburg.

He had attended elementary school in Center Township and was a member of the first graduating class of the former Center Township High School. He had attended Waynesburg College and received his teaching certificate from Clark University, Wooster, Mass.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Retired Teachers' Association.

Mr. Whyte had served as a member of Company K, 110th Pennsylvania Infantry from Greene County during the Mexican Border Conflict in 1916 and with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, in which he ha dbeen severely wounded in action.

He was a member of James Farrell American Legion Post 330, Waynesburg; and also a life member of B. P. O. Elks Lodge 757, Waynesburg.

Mr. Whyte was an avid sportsman and was well known as a player on early baseball teams in Greene County. He played baseball at Waynesburg College while attending the former Spring Normal school classes for teachers and also in the first Waynesburg Church League teams in 1915 and 1916.

Mr. Whyte had no children.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Catherine (Kate) Anderson Whyte, are several nieces and nephews.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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