Zimri White

22 September 1839–28 July 1929 (Age 89)
Coatsburg, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Zimri

When Zimri White was born on 22 September 1839, in Coatsburg, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John R White, was 27 and his mother, Drucilla Lasley, was 21. He married Hannah E. Daw on 25 December 1865, in Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 28 July 1929, in Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zimri White
Harriet Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 21 November 1867
William Smith White
Myrtle Jane White
Ida Alice White
Ira Elmer White
Bertha Drucilla White
Sarah Helen White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1867Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 217049;2007: 471623; 2010: 660491)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.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • [illegible] White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Yninie White in entry for John Edward White and R. May Johnson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Zimri White, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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