Kenneth Merle White

28 September 1891–27 January 1978 (Age 86)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Kenneth Merle

When Kenneth Merle White was born on 28 September 1891, in Ohio, United States, his father, David Murphy White, was 45 and his mother, Minnie S. Smith, was 39. He married Helen E Anspach on 13 May 1914, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 27 January 1978, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Kenneth Merle White
Helen E Anspach
Marriage: 13 May 1914
Ronald Max White

Spouse and Children

13 May 1914
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Murphy White


    Minnie S. Smith




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Kennith White in household of David M White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kennell M White in household of David M White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kenneth White in entry for Ronald Max White and Doris Jean Mitschka, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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