Mary Ella Temple

Female1861–

Brief Life History of Mary Ella

When Mary Ella Temple was born in 1861, in Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas W. Temple, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Plew, was 24. She married William Theodore White on 4 March 1879. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Theodore White
1856–1923
Mary Ella Temple
1861–
Marriage: 4 March 1879
Clifford Elmer White
1892–1964
Fred Fremont Whyte
1894–1959

Sources (18)

  • Marie E White in household of William T White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Temple, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Mrs W T White in entry for William Theadore White, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1879
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 0

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    1863

    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 31

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern England and London), Scottish, and French: from Middle English, Old French temple ‘temple’ (from Latin templum), denoting a religious house or manorial estate of the Knights Templar. The surname may be a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked at such an establishment, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Temple in Cornwall (Midlothian). The Knights Templar were a crusading order, so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple. The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312.

    English: nickname given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.

    Americanized form of North German or Dutch Tempel 1.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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