Catherine A. Power

14 December 1846–1931 (Age 84)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine A.

When Catherine A. Power was born on 14 December 1846, in Alabama, United States, her father, John Holly Powers, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Ann Hallmark, was 29. She married William Henry Wilhite on 13 September 1865, in Robertson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 3 Paisley, Lake, Oregon, United States in 1920. She died in 1931, in Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85.

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William Henry Wilhite
Catherine A. Power
Marriage: 13 September 1865
Mary Elizabeth Wilhite
John B. Willhite
Ellen Willhite
William Henry Willhite
Sarah Jane Willhite
Nancy Emmaline "Emma" Wilhite
Cordelia Wilhite
Lucy Ann Willhite
Ada Wilhite
Rosetta Wilhite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1865Robertson, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 3
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    1850 · Compromise of 1850
    Age 4
    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union
    Age 24
    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (of Norman origin): ethnic or habitational name from Old French Pohier, Poer, Middle English Po(u)er, Power ‘native of the Pays de Poix’ (Picardy). This is one of the most common surnames in Ireland.English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English povre, poure ‘poor’ (from Latin pauper). Compare Poor .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Cathrine Wilhite Wilhite in entry for Rosetta Telford, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Cathrine Wilhite in household of Wm H Wilhite, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Unknown in entry for Alexander Telford, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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