When Charles L. White was born on 16 August 1860, in Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John R White, was 48 and his mother, Drucilla Lasley, was 42. He married Marilla Louisa Sydnor on 13 September 1893, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 6 years. He died on 23 December 1946, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States.
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-.