Nicholas S. White

Brief Life History of Nicholas S.

When Nicholas S. White was born on 4 October 1862, in Marshall, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel White, was 50 and his mother, Pheobe Percell, was 35. He married Charlotte A Ward on 30 December 1891, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Pattonsburg, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 June 1906, in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska, United States.

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Nicholas S. White
Charlotte A Ward
Marriage: 30 December 1891
Frederick Albert White
Orville R White
James Ora White

Sources (9)

  • Nicholas White in household of Daniel White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nicholas S White, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Nicholas S. White, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1870: Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States 1888: Kimball, Nebraska, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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