Mary Frances White

Female29 April 1858–13 October 1923

Brief Life History of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances White was born on 29 April 1858, in Alabama, United States, her father, W. B. P. White, was 34 and her mother, Louiza, was 27. She married Lewis Jefferson Dean about 1874, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 28 Dutton, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Dutton, Jackson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 October 1923, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Dean Chapel, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Jefferson Dean
Mary Frances White
Marriage: about 1874
Mary Elizabeth Dean
John Franklin Dean
Martin Luther Dean
Leota Dean
Thomas Freeman Dean
Arletha Jane Dean
William Washington Dean
Emily Lela Dean
James Wesley Dean

Sources (13)

  • Mary F Dean in household of Louis J Dean, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Frances Dean, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Molly F White in entry for Wm Washington Dean and Christine Rebecca Greenwood, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1874Alabama, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

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


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1866: Clay, Alabama, United States

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 18

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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