Ida Laura White

Female1849–11 April 1871

Brief Life History of Ida Laura

When Ida Laura White was born in 1849, in Province of Prussia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Godfrey White, was 29 and her mother, Lauretta Grugh, was 26. She married John Allen Betz on 22 February 1865, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 11 April 1871, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Porter Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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John Allen Betz
Ida Laura White
Marriage: 22 February 1865
Laura Ida Betz
Elmer Betz
Luna Louisa 'Lou' Betz

Sources (10)

  • Ida White in household of Godfrey White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ida White, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Ida L. White Betz, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    22 February 1865Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 3

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 8

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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