Mary Lydia( Mamie) White

2 November 1894–1986 (Age 91)
Waterville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Mary Lydia( Mamie)

Mary Lydia( Mamie) White was born on 2 November 1894, in Waterville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada as the daughter of Joseph White and Eliza Hardy. She married Arthur Irving McClary on 22 August 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died in 1986, in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 92.

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Arthur Irving McClary
Mary Lydia( Mamie) White
Marriage: 22 August 1925

Spouse and Children

22 August 1925
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph White


    Eliza Hardy




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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Mary T Mcclary in household of Arthur I Mcclary, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mamie Lydia White, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Mamie White na família de J White, “Canada Census, 1911”

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