Alan Cornelius White

5 August 1892–17 June 1963 (Age 70)
Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alan Cornelius

When Alan Cornelius White was born on 5 August 1892, in Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States, his father, Felix White, was 34 and his mother, Ellen Delancy, was 31. He married Gladys Margaret Moylan on 7 December 1920, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. He lived in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 17 June 1963, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Alan Cornelius White
Gladys Margaret Moylan
Marriage: 7 December 1920

Spouse and Children

7 December 1920
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Felix White


    Ellen Delancy




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Alan C White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alan C White, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"
  • Alan C. White, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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