The White’s were fishermen.
I found an old newspaper article about Alexander (Jessie’s dad) catching 400 pounds of Pickerel. Holy Mackerel, that’s a lot of pickerel. That’s a serious fisherman. That’s a lot of fish fries.
But it doesn’t end there. Aunt Flossie (Wilber and Jessie’s daughter) weighed in on this subject too. She said about her grandma White (Anna), “She loved to fish.”, so it was a family thing.
As far as I know, fishing ended with the elder White’s. None of Wilber’s family, incuding Jessie, were fishermen. I imagine Jessie knew how to fish and was good at it, but there was no extra time while raising a large family.
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