Ella Lee White

21 February 1899–20 June 1979 (Age 80)
Baldwin, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Ella Lee

When Ella Lee White was born on 21 February 1899, in Baldwin, Alabama, United States, her father, John Hillary White, was 43 and her mother, Laura Mae Bankester, was 37. She married Walter Sylvanus Smith on 14 February 1917, in Baldwin, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Stapleton, Baldwin, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 6 Stapleton, Baldwin, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1979, in Baldwin, Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Whitehouse Forks, Baldwin, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Sylvanus Smith
Ella Lee White
Marriage: 14 February 1917
Corp Walter Lee Smith
Marjorie Gladys Smith
Agnes Luverne Smith
Billy Gene Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1917Baldwin, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
    Age 13
    The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
    Age 21
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Ella Smith in household of Silvania Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ella Lee White, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Ella Lee Smith in household of John H White, "United States Census, 1920"

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