William Earl White

17 May 1908–27 August 1994 (Age 86)
Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life of William Earl

When William Earl White was born on 17 May 1908, in Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, George Edward White, was 38 and his mother, Cecelia Johnston, was 39. He married Leona Kemp on 28 May 1932, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 27 August 1994, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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William Earl White
Leona Kemp
Marriage: 28 May 1932
Renee White

Spouse and Children

28 May 1932
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · Madison County is Created

Age 5

On Nov 7, 1913, the proposal for the creation of Madison County was approved by Rexburg residents and residents of what was then called Fremont County. A huge celebration was held at the Rexburg Tabernacle building on the 8th of November.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • William E White in household of George E White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm Earl White in household of George E White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William E White in household of George E White, "United States Census, 1920"

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