Charles P. Washington White

Brief Life History of Charles P. Washington

When Charles P. Washington White was born on 9 December 1884, in Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, Caleb Norman White, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Fenstermaker, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Macy M. Close. He lived in Rochester, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1920 and New London, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 16 May 1966, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in New London, Huron, Ohio, United States.

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Charles P. Washington White
1884–1966
Macy M. Close
1893–1974
Ethel Elizabeth White
1915–1998

Sources (14)

  • Charles White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles P. White, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Charles Washington White, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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