Catherine White

25 October 1838–13 October 1911 (Age 72)
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine White was born on 25 October 1838, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George C White, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 21. She married William Wardle on 25 December 1854, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1851, at the age of 13, her occupation is listed as stocking seamer in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 13 October 1911, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wardle
1833–1898
Catherine White
1838–1911
Marriage: 25 December 1854
Eliza Wardle
1856–1859
Joseph Wardle
1858–1859
Mary Elizabeth Wardle
1861–1933
Martha Ann Wardle
1864–1936
John William Wardle
1866–1870
Isaac Wardle
1869–1921
Fannie Maria Wardle
1871–1920
Herbert Charles Wardle
1873–1952
Emily Jane Wardle
1876–1886
Catherine Louisa Wardle
1878–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1854Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Whitty
    Whitson
    Whitt
    Whyte
    McElwain
    Whites
    Whitman
    Wythe
    McQuitty
    Whitecotton
    McWhite
    Wight
    Witt

    Story Highlight

    Life Story of CATHERINE WHITE

    As found in Helen Naylor Walters' Family History Compilation. Catherine was the first child of George White and Elizabeth Smith. She was born October 25, 1838, at Whitwick, Leicestershire, England. S …

    Sources (27)

    • Katherine Wardle in household of Herbert C Wardle, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Catherine White & William Wardle, MARRIAGE: "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
    • Catherine White in entry for Martha Ann Wardle Steadman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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