Cuma E. White

26 July 1904–June 1985 (Age 80)
Riverside, Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Cuma E.

When Cuma E. White was born on 26 July 1904, in Riverside, Warren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Alonzo Pleasant “Lon” White, was 37 and her mother, Lelia Ann Smith, was 35. She married Ottis Z Finney on 23 November 1942, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died in June 1985, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Ottis Z Finney
Cuma E. White
Marriage: 23 November 1942

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    Ottis Z Finney



23 November 1942
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 8

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 22

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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)

  • Cuma White in household of Low P White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Curna E White in household of Lon P White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cuma White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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