Charles L. White

16 August 1860–23 December 1946 (Age 86)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles L.

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 Sidner 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, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Charles L. White
Marilla Louisa Sidner
Marriage: 13 September 1893
Beulah May White
Mildred Pearl White

Spouse and Children

13 September 1893
Hancock, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 25

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles L White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles M White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles White, "United States Census, 1920"

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