Martha G. White

Cumberland, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha G.

When Martha G. White was born in 1878, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, her father, William Richard White, was 34 and her mother, Harriet Elizabeth Keller, was 31. She married John Bostwick Spalding on 25 December 1894, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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John Bostwick Spalding
Martha G. White
Marriage: 25 December 1894
Lucilla Spalding

Spouse and Children

25 December 1894
Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Richard White


    Harriet Elizabeth Keller




    Mary Rosebell White



    John W. White



    Delilah Emeline White


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

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)

  • Martha G White in household of William R White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie White, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Martha White Spalding, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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