James Edward White Sr.

13 September 1888–11 July 1953 (Age 64)
Thomas, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward White Sr. was born on 13 September 1888, in Thomas, Georgia, United States, his father, Edward Asbury White Jr, was 26 and his mother, Florence Olivia Cox, was 20. He married Mary Melvina "Vinnie" Parker on 24 September 1905, in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Cairo, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 11 July 1953, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States, at the age of 64.

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James Edward White Sr.
Mary Melvina "Vinnie" Parker
Marriage: 24 September 1905
Katie Mae White
Mary Willia White
Essie Lindsey White
James Edward White Jr.

Spouse and Children

24 September 1905
Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Asbury White Jr





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 5

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jimmie White in household of Edward White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James E White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James E White, "United States Census, 1910"

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