Edward Sutton White

22 March 1894–13 July 1972 (Age 78)
Bertie, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward Sutton

When Edward Sutton White was born on 22 March 1894, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States, his father, Zacharias Wright White, was 45 and his mother, Mary Eliza Hughes, was 35. He married Charlotte Pearl Mizelle on 10 December 1916, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Windsor Township, Bertie, North Carolina, United States in 1940. In 1917, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bertie, North Carolina, United States. He died on 13 July 1972, in Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina, United States.

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Edward Sutton White
Charlotte Pearl Mizelle
Marriage: 10 December 1916
William Edward White
Gertrude Inez White
Glenwood Macon White
Velton Dexter White
Howard Allen White
Aubrey Ray White

Spouse and Children

10 December 1916
Bertie, North Carolina, United States


    William Edward White



    Glenwood Macon White


    Velton Dexter White


    Howard Allen White


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Ed White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edd White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eddie White in household of Mary E White, "United States Census, 1920"

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