Jean Ellen White

3 February 1924–8 April 2011 (Age 87)
Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Jean Ellen

When Jean Ellen White was born on 3 February 1924, in Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Leon John White, was 34 and her mother, Florence Mabel Fleming, was 33. She married Carleton D Matthews on 3 August 1946, in Chipman, Waddington, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hermon, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 2011. She died on 8 April 2011, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Canton, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carleton D Matthews
Jean Ellen White
Marriage: 3 August 1946
Susan Marie Matthews

Spouse and Children

3 August 1946
Chipman, Waddington, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Isabelle M White




    Gerald Fleming White


    Robert G White


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Jean White in household of Leon J White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean White in household of Leon J White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean Mathews in entry for Mr Gerald F White, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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