John White Jr

Brief Life History of John

When John White Jr was born in 1844, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John White Sr., was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Piersol, was 47. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Frances E. Crouse. He lived in Honey Brook Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 April 1921, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John White Jr
1844–1921
Frances E. Crouse
1841–1890
Elmira May White
1866–1935
Horace Thompson White
1872–1940
Haynes D White
1875–1947
Alice Edna Detwiler
1881–

Sources (6)

  • John White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John White in entry for Alice Edna White, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • John White, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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