Willis White

12 August 1840–31 December 1932 (Age 92)
Deerfield, Ward Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis White was born on 12 August 1840, in Deerfield, Ward Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States, his father, Drury Andrew White, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Fields, was 37. He married Rachel S Hall on 19 September 1861, in Grant Township, Newton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Farmington Township, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Benton Township, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1916. He died on 31 December 1932, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis White
1840–1932
Rachel S Hall
1843–1885
Marriage: 19 September 1861
John Andrew White
1862–1864
Charles Francis White
1864–1925
George Edwin White
1867–1945
Albert Harvey White
1869–1947
Eliza Doretta White
1872–1920
William Finney White
1873–1927
Dr Frank Hall White
1875–1912
Mary Catherine White
1877–1901
Laura Belle White
1879–1957
Thomas Henry White
1882–1882
Willis LeRoy White
1882–1959
Elmer Jackson White
1884–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1861
Grant Township, Newton, Indiana, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1860

Age 20

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 25

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

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)

  • Willis White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Welles White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie White, "United States Census, 1920"

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