John White

1842–
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John White was born in 1842, in Illinois, United States, his father, William White, was 17 and his mother, Martha, was 21.

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Family Time Line

William White
1825–
Martha
1821–
John White
1842–
William White
1844–
Mary White
1845–
Lucy White
1847–
Louisa White
1850–

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 6
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1863
Age 21
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Finn
Weiss
Whitson
Whitt
Whyte
Waite
Witte
Whites
Whitman
Bialas
Whiting
Witting
Whitecotton
Blanc
McWhite
Wight
Bain
Witt

Sources (1)

  • John White in household of William White, "United States Census, 1850"

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