Dorcia Forestine White

29 August 1897–7 March 1951 (Age 53)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dorcia Forestine

When Dorcia Forestine White was born on 29 August 1897, in Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, George Merritt White, was 50 and her mother, Mollie A Smithey, was 40. She lived in Richmond Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 7 March 1951, in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 53.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George Merritt White
Mollie A Smithey
William Granville White
Roscoe Tinsley White
Susanna "Susie" A White
Lillian White
Oliver Hiram White
Paul White
Clyde Roy White
George Allen White
Dorcia Forestine White

Parents and Siblings



    William Granville White



    Susanna "Susie" A White


    Lillian White



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Forestine White in household of George M White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Doria F White in household of George M White, "United States Census, 1900"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.