George W. White

Brief Life History of George W.

When George W. White was born in 1839, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, Middleton W White, was 36 and his mother, Mary Bybee, was 30. He lived in Paris Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Edgar Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Middleton W White
1804–1849
Mary Bybee
1809–1890
Stephen H P White
1826–1918
female White
1828–
Lucinda S White
1830–
Middleton L White
1834–
Sarah White
1835–1879
George W. White
1839–
Female White
1840–
George White
1842–
Sarah Elizabeth White
1844–1891

Sources (3)

  • George White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo W White in household of Middleton L White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W White in household of Lisbon Odenbaugh, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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