Gladys Jewel White

3 June 1913–8 July 2003 (Age 90)
Amity, Clark, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Gladys Jewel

When Gladys Jewel White was born on 3 June 1913, in Amity, Clark, Arkansas, United States, her father, Henry Albert White, was 23 and her mother, Lillie Ellen Sorrells, was 22. She married Elton Green on 2 June 1931, in Belton, Bell, Texas, United States. She died on 8 July 2003, in Texas, United States, at the age of 90.

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Elton Green
Gladys Jewel White
Marriage: 2 June 1931

Spouse and Children

2 June 1931
Belton, Bell, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 9

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 36

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • Gladys White, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Gladys White, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Gladys Jewel White in entry for William Thomas Green, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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