John W. White

1846–December 1904 (Age 58)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John W.

When John W. White was born in 1846, in Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John R White, was 34 and his mother, Drucilla Lasley, was 28. He married Amanda E. Cole on 23 January 1873, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States in 1930. He died in December 1904, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

John W. White
Amanda E. Cole
Marriage: 23 January 1873
Lawrence Leclaire White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1873Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 17
    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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    Sources (12)

    • John F White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John M. White in entry for Lawrence L. White and Mabelle Miller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • John W White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1870"

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