William Edward White

Male7 January 1944–13 September 1990

Brief Life History of William Edward

When William Edward White was born on 7 January 1944, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Allen White, was 40 and his mother, Bertie Bernice Cox, was 37. He lived in United States in 1949 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 13 September 1990, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William Allen White
1903–1956
Bertie Bernice Cox
1906–1988
William Edward White
1944–1990

Sources (4)

  • William E White, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William E White, "United States Social Security Death Index" (1990)
  • William E White, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 1

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 9

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 14

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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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