Augusta White, 91, who with her husband wrote the classic...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 31, 1997

Augusta White, 91, who with her husband wrote the classic cowboy ballad "Get Along, Little Dogie," died Thursday of natural causes at the Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham, N.J.

She and her husband, John I. White, wrote the western song and other ballads published in "Songs and Songmakers of the American West" in 1976.

They married in 1930 and became a symbol of cowboy lore, even though they lived most of their lives in New Jersey. John White, who died two years ago, played the "Lonesome Cowboy" on the NBC radio program, "Death Valley Days." Mrs. White taught kindergarten.

Pub Date: 3/31/97

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