Myrtle Catherine White

2 October 1880–12 September 1968 (Age 87)
Lapel, Stony Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle Catherine

When Myrtle Catherine White was born on 2 October 1880, in Lapel, Stony Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph A White, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth J. Peake, was 24. She married Rufus Alexander Barron on 30 October 1897, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 12 September 1968, in Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Alexander Barron
Myrtle Catherine White
Marriage: 30 October 1897
Edelle Louise Barron
Leo Bernard Barron
Russell Ernest Barron
Luella Joyce Barron
Max Everett Barron
Earl Baron
Madonna Baron
Martha Baron

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1897Hamilton, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 23
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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 (15)

    • Myrtle Barron in household of Rufus Barron, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Myrtle White in entry for Russell Ernest Barron, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Myrtle Barron in household of Rufus Barron, "United States Census, 1940"

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