Matilda Jane White

23 July 1872–7 March 1937 (Age 64)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Matilda Jane

When Matilda Jane White was born on 23 July 1872, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, her father, David White, was 42 and her mother, Matilda Jane Copeland, was 42. She lived in Tennessee Magisterial District, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 7 March 1937, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64.

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David White
Matilda Jane Copeland
Jacob White
Lucretia White
James M White
George Tom White
Marian Elizabeth Frances White
Joshua Benjamin White
Mary Albert White
Matilda Jane White

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Matilda White in household of Jacob White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda J White in household of Josh White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda J White in household of Matilda White, "United States Census, 1900"

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