Mary Elizabeth White

15 December 1898–5 December 1996 (Age 97)
Geneva, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth White was born on 15 December 1898, in Geneva, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, her father, James Wiley White, was 31 and her mother, Nellie Jane Eastwood, was 25. She married Oliver Edward Olson on 11 November 1919, in Hebron, Thayer, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Hebron City, Thayer, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 1996, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 97.

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Oliver Edward Olson
Mary Elizabeth White
Marriage: 11 November 1919
Helen Frances Olson

Spouse and Children

11 November 1919
Hebron, Thayer, Nebraska, United States


    Helen Frances Olson


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 13

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 29

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Oleson in household of Thomas F Morley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary C Olson in household of Oliver E Olson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Olson in household of Olliver Olson, "United States Census, 1930"

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