William White

29 April 1821–20 March 1902 (Age 80)
Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William White was born on 29 April 1821, in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John White, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Barrow, was 26. He married Ellen Punch on 23 November 1845, in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Summit Creek, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 20 March 1902, in Summit, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Summit, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William White
Ann Chapman
Marriage: 11 June 1855
Ellen White
Anna Maria White
John W White
Herbert White
Jessie White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1855Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 (44)

    • William White, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William White in entry for Herbert White, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William White, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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