Richard Herman White

22 May 1842–8 October 1875 (Age 33)
Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard Herman

When Richard Herman White was born on 22 May 1842, in Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William White, was 63 and his mother, Mary Ann Syer, was 49. He married Sarah Maria Terry on 30 August 1863, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 October 1875, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Herman White
Sarah Maria Terry
Marriage: 30 August 1863
Richard Terry White
William Burgess White
Annie Marguerite White
Joseph Franklin White
Ernest Attmore White
Barnard White
George Quayle White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1863Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 10
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

    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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    In my search for an obituary for my 2nd great grandfather, I found this article in the Deseret News regarding how Richard died. From everyting I've ever read on Richard's history, it states that he d …

    Sources (42)

    • Richard White, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Richard A in entry for Ernest Attmore White and Olive Marie Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Richard in entry for George O White, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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