Mary Magdalene White

9 December 1858–24 December 1933 (Age 75)
Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Magdalene

When Mary Magdalene White was born on 9 December 1858, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Lewis White, was 38 and her mother, Sidney Collins, was 34. She married Thomas Andrew Foster on 19 June 1888, in Christian, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Finley Township, Christian, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Sparta Township, Christian, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 24 December 1933, in Sparta, Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta Township, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Andrew Foster
1845–1928
Mary Magdalene White
1858–1933
Marriage: 19 June 1888
Henry Clay Foster
1883–1974
T. L. Foster
1900–
Knox White Foster
1889–1945
Sydna Elizabeth Foster
1892–1982
Mary Josephine Foster
1896–1933
Dudley Ross Foster
1899–1981

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1888Christian, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 4
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
    1863
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 20
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Whitty
    Whitson
    Whitt
    Whyte
    McElwain
    Whites
    Whitman
    Wythe
    McQuitty
    Whitecotton
    McWhite
    Wight
    Witt

    Sources (11)

    • Mary M Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mary M White in entry for T A Foster, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Marey M White in household of Thomas L White, "United States Census, 1870"

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