Zimri White

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

The Life 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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Zimri White
Hannah E. Daw
Marriage: 25 December 1865
John Edward White

Spouse and Children

25 December 1865
Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States


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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.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Zimroy White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Limix White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zimai White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1850"

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