Elijah Henry White

17 October 1848–31 October 1881 (Age 33)
Danbury, Essex, England

The Life Summary of Elijah Henry

When Elijah Henry White was born on 17 October 1848, in Danbury, Essex, England, his father, William Joseph White, was 27 and his mother, Rebekah Oram, was 26. He married Elizabeth Caffall on 16 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Danbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 31 October 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Henry White
1848–1881
Elizabeth Caffall
1845–1914
Marriage: 16 March 1869
Edith Elenor White
1869–1870
Elizabeth White
1870–1870
Henry Elijah White
1871–1903
Frederick White
1873–1873
William John White
1874–1903
Caroline White
1876–1879
Herbert Josian White
1878–1905
Isabella White
1879–1932
Florence Edith White
1880–1882

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World Events (8)

1850
Age 2
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 6
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863
Age 15
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

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Samuel Gentry Family Travels: England to Utah 1867

Samuel Gentry Family Travels: England to Utah 1867 GENTRY, Samuel<1821>Manhattan1867 Age:46Origin:EnglandOcc:Blacksmith Note:BMR, p. 301 GENTRY, Elizabeth<1825>Manhattan1867 Age:42Origin:EnglandOcc: …

Sources (47)

  • Henry White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elijah White in household of William White, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elijah White in household of William White, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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