Walter Hanzel White

26 May 1882–1 November 1960 (Age 78)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Hanzel

When Walter Hanzel White was born on 26 May 1882, in Alabama, United States, his father, William B White, was 29 and his mother, Mary Francis Andrews, was 27. He married Lou Annie Chandler about 1903. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Weaver, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1910 and West Point, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 1 November 1960, in Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Tredegar, Calhoun, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Hanzel White
Lou Annie Chandler
Marriage: about 1903
Gordon Taylor White
Lillian Belva Lee White
William Ordell White
James Raymond White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1903
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1894: Calhoun, Alabama, United States
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 21
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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 (14)

    • Walter A White in household of Lillian Velva L Dyer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Walter Hansil White in entry for James Raymond White and Ruth Mae Harlin, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Walter Hansel White, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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