Eliza White

Female14 June 1870–2 December 1944

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza White was born on 14 June 1870, in Steppingley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James White, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Coles, was 22. She married Frederick Denton on 5 February 1894, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 2 December 1944, in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Denton
1872–1943
Eliza White
1870–1944
Marriage: 5 February 1894
Gladys Evelyn Denton
1898–1972
Jack Denton

Sources (10)

  • Eliza White in household of James White, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Eliza White, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza White, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1894Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 10

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    1884

    Age 14

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 34

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    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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