Joseph Gurney White

18 February 1874–4 February 1954 (Age 79)
Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph Gurney

When Joseph Gurney White was born on 18 February 1874, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, his father, Britton S White, was 40 and his mother, Eunice Mace, was 30. He married Elizabeth Evelena Watkins on 31 January 1901, in Enid City, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dallas, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 4 February 1954, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gurney White
Elizabeth Evelena Watkins
Marriage: 31 January 1901
Zetha Jessie White
Richard George White
Emma Elizabeth White
Charles Virgil White

Spouse and Children

31 January 1901
Enid City, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Britton S White


    Eunice Mace




    Lenna White



    Jessie White


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 3

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Gurney White in household of Britton S White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gurney J White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph White, "United States Census, 1910"

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