Henry Parker White

21 June 1858–29 May 1941 (Age 82)
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Henry Parker

When Henry Parker White was born on 21 June 1858, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Nelson Homer White, was 36 and his mother, Susannah Parker, was 31. He married Katherine Euretta Dunham on 27 October 1908, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Benzonia, Benzie, Michigan, United States in 1936. He died on 29 May 1941, in Stevensville, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lincoln Charter Township Cemetery, Stevensville, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Parker White
Katherine Euretta Dunham
Marriage: 27 October 1908
Henry Parker White
Henry White
Rebecca Ann White

Spouse and Children

27 October 1908
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Henry Parker White


    Henry White


    Rebecca Ann White


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • H P White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry P White in entry for Frank Vanatta and Nina White Dewitte, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Henry White, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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