Durwood Earl White

Brief Life History of Durwood Earl

When Durwood Earl White was born on 19 October 1916, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Ollie Ervin White, was 25 and his mother, May Edith Wortman, was 25. He lived in Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 11 October 1992, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States.

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Durwood Earl White
1916–1992
Imogene Newcom
1924–

Sources (8)

  • Derwood White in household of Ervin White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Durwood Earl White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Durwood E White, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

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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