Emily Elizabeth White

20 May 1841–1900 (Age 58)
Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Emily Elizabeth

When Emily Elizabeth White was born on 20 May 1841, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, her father, James White, was 25 and her mother, Ann W. Clement, was 21. She married Theodore W. Margerum on 28 November 1870, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Haddonfield, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1880. She died in 1900, at the age of 59.

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Theodore W. Margerum
Emily Elizabeth White
Marriage: 28 November 1870
Dora E. Margerom
James White Margerum
Robert Boyne Wheeler Margerum
Olive Mary Margerum

Spouse and Children

28 November 1870
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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)

  • Emily E Margerant in household of Thedore W Margerant, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily in entry for James W. Margerom, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Emily Margerson in entry for Robert B.W. Margerson, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"

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