Fadia Mary White

22 November 1881–19 January 1964 (Age 82)
Coryell, Texas, United States

The Life of Fadia Mary

When Fadia Mary White was born on 22 November 1881, in Coryell, Texas, United States, her father, John Wesley White, was 28 and her mother, Martha Ann Thornton, was 22. She married Albert Arthur Harper on 4 November 1900, in Coryell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 19 January 1964, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Arthur Harper
Fadia Mary White
Marriage: 4 November 1900
Victor Palmer Harper
Jay W Harper

Spouse and Children

4 November 1900
Coryell, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Madie Maidie White


    John Edmond White



World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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Story Highlight

Fadia Mary White

Mrs. A. A. Harper, pioneer Coryell County resident, died early Sunday in a Waco rest home, She was 82. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Scott's Chapel, with Rev. Frank L. Turner Jr. offi …

Sources (3)

  • Mary F Harper in household of Albert A Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fadia Harper in household of A A Harper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fodie M Harper in household of Albert A Harper, "United States Census, 1910"

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