Mary Emma White

Brief Life History of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma White was born on 24 April 1890, in Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson White, was 35 and her mother, Phoebe Blose, was 34. She married Ora Franklin Wiley on 5 January 1908, in Darke, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 15 years and Harrison Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 10 October 1948, in Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Greenville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ora Franklin Wiley
1887–1949
Mary Emma White
1890–1948
Marriage: 5 January 1908
Lewis Everett Wiley
1908–2001
Wiley
1911–1911

Sources (12)

  • Mary E Wiley in household of Ora F Wiley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary White, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Emma White Wiley, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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