Freeman White

2 June 1898–28 October 1996 (Age 98)
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Freeman

When Freeman White was born on 2 June 1898, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, his father, Alonzo Newton White, was 21 and his mother, Nora Mae Redding, was 18. He married Mary Elizabeth Peltier on 15 October 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 28 October 1996, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Freeman White
Mary Elizabeth Peltier
Marriage: 15 October 1921
Helen M White
Ruth H White
William J White

Spouse and Children


    Mary Elizabeth Peltier


15 October 1921


    Helen M White


    Ruth H White


    William J White


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 8

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 29

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Freman White in household of Lon White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Truman White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Freeman W White, "United States Census, 1930"

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