Ritcheson W. "Trott" White

11 March 1848–19 August 1932 (Age 84)
Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ritcheson W. "Trott"

When Ritcheson W. "Trott" White was born on 11 March 1848, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, James White, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Wiles, was 37. He married Elizabeth Goodner on 30 March 1871. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 19 August 1932, in Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ritcheson W. "Trott" White
1848–1932
Elizabeth Goodner
1850–1912
Marriage: 30 March 1871
Francis M. "Frank" White
1872–1900
Della A. White
1873–1962
Harvey Elmer White
1875–1950
Nancy White
1878–1892
Henry James White
1880–1958
Addie Josephine White
1882–1959
Thomas Cleveland White
1885–1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 March 1871
Vermilion,Illinois
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1808–1889Male

    Nancy Wiles

    Female1811–1864Female

siblings

(16)

    Mary Ann White

    Female1829–1911Female

    William Langford White

    Male1830–1910Male

    John White

    Male1831–1839Male

    Rachel White

    Female1832–1864Female

    Luke White

    Male1834–1839Male

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richison White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richardson White in household of James White, "United States Census, 1870"

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