William Henry White

1853–21 November 1883 (Age 30)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry White was born in 1853, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James John White, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Walsh, was 23. He married Eunice A Crouch on 12 October 1881, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. He lived in Concord, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1883, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry White
Eunice A Crouch
Marriage: 12 October 1881

Spouse and Children

12 October 1881
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James John White


    Mary Ann Walsh




    Lydia Mary White



    Dr George J. White


    James Julian White


    Wilfred Bennett White Sr


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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 1

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

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)

  • Henry White in household of James White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry White in household of James White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William H. White, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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