Catherine White

Female25 October 1838–13 October 1911

Brief Life History 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
Catherine White
Marriage: 25 December 1854
Eliza Wardle
Joseph Wardle
Mary Elizabeth Wardle
Martha Ann Wardle
John William Wardle
Isaac Wardle
Fannie Maria Wardle
Herbert Charles Wardle
Emily Jane Wardle
Catherine Louisa Wardle

Sources (27)

  • Katherine Wardle in household of Herbert C Wardle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Catharine White, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Catherine White & William Wardle, MARRIAGE: "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1854Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *renamed Salt Lake in 1868


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *renamed Salt Lake in 1868

    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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    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 …

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