William Oliver White

8 August 1886–1964 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Oliver

When William Oliver White was born on 8 August 1886, in Ohio, United States, his father, Ulysses S Grant White, was 23 and his mother, Ora M Davis, was 18. He married Bessie M Reed in 1910, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Madison Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died in 1964, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 78.

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William Oliver White
Bessie M Reed
Marriage: 1910
Donald White

Spouse and Children

Ohio, United States


    Donald White


Parents and Siblings

    Ulysses S Grant White





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Oliver White in household of Ora White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oliver White in household of Grant White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oliver White, "United States Census, 1910"

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