Francis Wardlaw White

1 January 1913–14 July 1962 (Age 49)
Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Francis Wardlaw

When Francis Wardlaw White was born on 1 January 1913, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Henry White, was 50 and his mother, Lillian Grace Latham or DeStaffino, was 39. He married Ruby Jeanette Sanders on 3 April 1934. He lived in Limestone Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 14 July 1962, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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Francis Wardlaw White
Ruby Jeanette Sanders
Marriage: 3 April 1934

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3 April 1934

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 3

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 14

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)

  • Francis W White in household of Floyd H White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis W White in household of John H White, "United States Census, 1930"

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