Jesse D. White

August 1845–26 April 1904 (Age 58)
New York, United States

The Life of Jesse D.

When Jesse D. White was born in August 1845, in New York, United States, his father, Elias M. White, was 31 and his mother, Pamelia A. Demaark, was 24. He married Emma Vietta Brownell on 26 June 1869, in Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 26 April 1904, at the age of 58.

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Jesse D. White
Emma Vietta Brownell
Marriage: 26 June 1869
Frances White
Francis White
George J. White
Carolyn Carrie White
Vetta V. White
Jesse L. White
Willie J. White
John Ray White

Spouse and Children

26 June 1869
Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elias M. White


    Pamelia A. Demaark





    Frances White


    Mary L. White


    Christopher Denmark White


    George W. White


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 2

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Jessie D White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • White in household of Elias M White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse D White in household of Elias M White, "United States Census, 1860"

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