Helena White

29 May 1902–13 June 1994 (Age 92)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Helena

When Helena White was born on 29 May 1902, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Mitchell Rainer White, was 32 and her mother, Dora Bell McBride, was 30. She married James Robertson Burcham on 17 December 1921, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 9, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 13 June 1994, in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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James Robertson Burcham
Helena White
Marriage: 17 December 1921

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17 December 1921
Maury, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Helena Burcham in household of J B Burcham Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helena Burcham in household of James R Burcham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helena White in household of M R White, "United States Census, 1920"

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