Etta Belle White

20 April 1887–19 June 1969 (Age 82)
Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of Etta Belle

When Etta Belle White was born on 20 April 1887, in Wayne, Iowa, United States, her father, Tunis A. White, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Souder, was 24. She married Alfred Olrey Scharr on 10 April 1906, in Clio, Wayne, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Grand River Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 June 1969, in Corydon, Wayne, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clio Cemetery, Clio, Wayne, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Olrey Scharr
Etta Belle White
Marriage: 10 April 1906
Edith I. Sharr
E Irene Sharr
Donald J Sharr

Spouse and Children

10 April 1906
Clio, Wayne, Iowa, United States


    Edith I. Sharr


    E Irene Sharr


    Donald J Sharr


Parents and Siblings

    Tunis A. White


    Rebecca Jane Souder




    Alice Lillian White



    Lena Edith White



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Etta B White, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Etta Belle White in household of Tunis A White, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Etta B Sharr in household of Alfred O Sharr, "United States Census, 1930"

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