Emily Jane White

20 January 1881–5 September 1949 (Age 68)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Emily Jane

Emily Jane White was born on 20 January 1881, in Kentucky, United States. She married Robert Lee Southard on 14 October 1898, in Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 5 September 1949, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Tumwater, Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Robert Lee Southard
Emily Jane White
Marriage: 14 October 1898
Nancy Ellen Southard

Spouse and Children

14 October 1898
Howell, Missouri, United States


World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 8

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 11

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Age 18

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily White in entry for Cornelius P Hulse and Nancy E Southerd, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Emily J White, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Emily Jane White Southard, "Find A Grave Index"

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