John W White

17 February 1861–26 January 1938 (Age 76)
Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John W

When John W White was born on 17 February 1861, in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William White, was 39 and his mother, Ann Chapman, was 34. He lived in Hook, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 26 January 1938, in Summit, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Summit City Cemetery, Summit, Iron, Utah, United States.

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William White
Ann Chapman
Ellen White
Anna Maria White
John W White
Herbert White
Jessie White

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
Age 2
The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 21
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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Sources (21)

  • John W White in household of William White, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John White in household of William White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John William White, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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