Delia White

Femalefrom December 1855 to 1858–25 March 1937

Brief Life History of Delia

Delia White was born from December 1855 to 1858, in Kentucky, United States as the daughter of Jessie White. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Richard Ashby. She lived in Magisterial District 5 Vanover, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 25 March 1937, in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, and was buried in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Utica, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Richard Ashby
Delia White
Hettie Ashby
Clemmie Ashby
Mary E Ashby
Bertha Ashby
Horace Ashby

Sources (3)

  • Delia Ashby in household of Richard Ashby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delia Ashby, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Delia Ashby in household of Horace Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"

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Children (5)

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

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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