Roy Washington White

19 December 1892–10 November 1968 (Age 75)
Elm Springs, Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Roy Washington

When Roy Washington White was born on 19 December 1892, in Elm Springs, Washington, Arkansas, United States, his father, Alexander Hampton “Hamp” White, was 32 and his mother, Mary Francis Downum, was 27. He lived in Township 2, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 November 1968, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Roy Washington White
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Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Hampton “Hamp” White


    Mary Francis Downum




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 12

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roy W White in household of Alexander White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy W White, "United States Census, 1930"

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