Roy White, 27, of Stroud, Okla., formerly of Bowling Green, died Nov. 29, 1921, of an unspecified illness.

White, his parents and siblings lived in Bowling Green until his father’s death in 1918. He was known in Bowling Green as a fine musician, and his draft card gave his employer as the Hagenbeck Wallace Circus. He also toured with the Ringling Brothers as a trap drummer, according to his obituary in the Daily News. After becoming ill he retired early from circus life and returned to his mother’s house, where he died.

– “Way Back When in Warren County” is compiled by researchers at the Warren County Public Library and appears twice weekly in the Bowling Green Daily News. For more information about the library, visit

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