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
1847–1916
Mary Melissa Pierce
1848–1908
Marriage: about 1866
Mable White
1872–1942
Garland Francis White
1875–1934
Ada Viola White
1873–1930
Claude White
1878–
Maude G White
1882–1923
Edna Florence White
1884–1955
Arletta White
1894–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1866
Waterford, LaPorte, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

    Mable White

    Female1872–1942Female

    Ada Viola White

    Female1873–1930Female

    Garland Francis White

    Male1875–1934Male

    Claude White

    Male1878–Male

    Maude G White

    Female1882–1923Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+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 . 
1863

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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