Robert Donald White

1908–16 December 1987 (Age 79)
Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States

The Life of Robert Donald

When Robert Donald White was born in 1908, in Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States, his father, Luther Ursinas White, was 29 and his mother, Rosena Kinsinger, was 30. He married Hetta Esther Babcock on 6 June 1929, in Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 16 December 1987, in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States.

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Robert Donald White
Hetta Esther Babcock
Marriage: 6 June 1929
Donald K. White
Robert Babcock White
Robert B. White

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6 June 1929
Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 0

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 1

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Robert D White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert White in household of Luther White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert D White in household of Luther U White, "United States Census, 1910"

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