Edith Lee White

Female11 July 1929–2 February 2008

Brief Life History of Edith Lee

When Edith Lee White was born on 11 July 1929, in Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Charles White Jr., was 33 and her mother, Edith Morris, was 33. She married Prof. Donald Sylvester Rothchild on 25 April 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. She lived in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Norfolk City Voting Precinct 25A, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 2 February 2008, in Davis, Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Davis Cemetery, Davis, Yolo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Prof. Donald Sylvester Rothchild
Edith Lee White
Marriage: 25 April 1953

Sources (7)

  • Edith Lee White in household of T Charles White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Lee Morris White, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Edith Lee Rothchild, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1953Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 5

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


    Age 21

    United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

    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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