Ambrose Porter White

2 December 1847–9 September 1916 (Age 68)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ambrose Porter

When Ambrose Porter White was born on 2 December 1847, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Dr Jacob H White, was 30 and his mother, Abagail Closser, was 27. He married Mary Melissa Pierce about 1866, in Waterford, LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Coolspring Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 9 September 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Porter White
Mary Melissa Pierce
Marriage: about 1866
Mable White
Garland Francis White
Ada Viola White
Claude White
Maude G White
Edna Florence White
Arletta White

Spouse and Children

about 1866
Waterford, LaPorte, Indiana, United States


    Mable White


    Ada Viola White


    Garland Francis White


    Claude White


    Maude G White


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 1

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 is open 22 hours per day . 

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Ambrose P White in household of Winnfield H. Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Porter White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Porter White, "United States Census, 1880"

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