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Canvass White

Canvass White, American civil engineer.


  • White, Canvass was born on September 8, 1790 in Whitesboro, New York, United States. Son of Hugh and Tryphena (Lawrence) White.

  • Career

    • Made extended trip to examine canal constrn. Worked on Eastern sect. Chief engr; chief engr.


    • Married Louisa Loomis, 1821, 3 children.
    • father: Hugh White
    • mother: Tryphena (Lawrence) White
    • spouse: Louisa Loomis
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    Born September 8, 1790
    Died December 18, 1834
    (aged 44)