Portrait of Elvie Linwood White.
Elvie Linwood White (1889- ) was born in Virginia. White moved to Wilmington, NC in 1922 to become manager of the the T.S. Southgate & Company Wilmington branch, where he remained for two years. White purchased both the Plummer Ice Cream Plant and the Artic Ice Cream Company, consolidating the two under the name of Wilmington Ice Cream Company. He later added a pasteurized milk department, thereby establishing a permanent market for dairy farmers in the Lower Cape Fear Region. In later years White also founded the Wilmington Cold Storage Corporation. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Ice cream industry; Cold storage industry
Fisher, R.H. Biographical Sketches of Wilmington Citizens. Wilmington: Wilmington Stamp and Printing Company, 1929.
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