From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

White, Churchill

(born: 1880  -  died: 1949) 

Churchill White was living in Talmage, KY, when he invented the hemp brake machine for which he received patent #1358907 on November 16, 1920. He is listed in the 1920 U.S. Census as living in McAfee, KY, on the family farm with other siblings, his mother, and his brother Tom White was listed as the head of the family. The property was located on Providence Pike. Churchill White was a laborer on the farm. In 1942, he was working for Lawrence Brewer who was at the Experiment Station in Lexington, KY [source: WWII Draft Registration Card]. Churchill White's work location was on a farm in Harrodsburg. He was born in 1880 in Mercer County, the son of Churchill and Sallie Glover White. Churchill White died on March 3, 1949, and is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg [source: Kentucky Certificate of Death, State File #5943, Registrar's no.25. For more see Hemp Brake, by C. White [full-text at Google Book Search].

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NKAA Entry: African American County Extension Agents and Home Demonstration Agents, Kentucky

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