Eliza Jane White

30 April 1877–20 July 1959 (Age 82)
Bryan, Georgia, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane White was born on 30 April 1877, in Bryan, Georgia, United States, her father, James Berrien White Sr, was 34 and her mother, Martha Ann Elizabeth Strickland, was 32. She married Bridger John Wise on 30 May 1894, in Bryan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 20 July 1959, in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hill Crest Cemetery, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Bridger John Wise
Eliza Jane White
Marriage: 30 May 1894
John Henry Wise
Inez Faye Wise
Raymond William Wise
Nancy Wise
General Wise
Della Louisa Wise
Ola Wise
Mae Dell Wise
Lorine N. Wise
Arthur Bridger Wise

Spouse and Children

30 May 1894
Bryan, Georgia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Berrien White Sr


    Martha Ann Elizabeth Strickland




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 16

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Eliza Jane Wise in household of Bridger J Wise, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eliza J Wise in household of Bridges Wise, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Wise in household of Biggy G Wise, "United States Census, 1910"

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