Margaret Mary White

20 March 1894–27 February 1987 (Age 92)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary White was born on 20 March 1894, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Joseph White, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Cullinane, was 35. She married Michael Angelo D' Elia on 22 October 1917, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 27 February 1987, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Michael Angelo D' Elia
Margaret Mary White
Marriage: 22 October 1917
Joseph D'Elia
Ralph Vincent D’Elia
Michael D'Elia

Spouse and Children

22 October 1917
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Joseph D'Elia


    Ralph Vincent D’Elia


    Michael D'Elia


Parents and Siblings

    John Joseph White


    Margaret Cullinane




    William Aloysious White



    Honora Dorothy White


    Julia White



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Margaret D Elia in household of Michael D Elia, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Delia in household of Michael Delia, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marguret White in household of John J White, "United States Census, 1900"

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