Rita Marie White

13 December 1915–31 December 2008 (Age 93)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rita Marie

When Rita Marie White was born on 13 December 1915, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas LeBlanc, was 38 and her mother, Bridget Agnes Delia Costello, was 39. She married Charles Edward Johnson on 15 April 1945, in Massachusetts, United States. She died on 31 December 2008, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 93.

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Charles Edward Johnson
Rita Marie White
Marriage: 15 April 1945

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15 April 1945
Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Rita White in household of Thomas White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rita White - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Rita White

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