Henry Arthur White Jr.

4 June 1919–3 October 1985 (Age 66)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Henry Arthur

When Henry Arthur White Jr. was born on 4 June 1919, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Henry Arthur White, was 31 and his mother, Elveretta Persis Bird, was 25. He married Marjorie Eleanor Prescott on 15 February 1948, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rockland, Del Norte, California, United States in 1963 and Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1980. He died on 3 October 1985, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Central Cemetery, Randolph, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Arthur White Jr.
Marjorie Eleanor Prescott
Marriage: 15 February 1948
Lynne Ann White
Paul David White

Spouse and Children

15 February 1948
Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Arthur White


    Elveretta Persis Bird




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Henry White Jr. in household of Henry A White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry A White in household of Henry White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Arthur White in household of Henry Arthur White, "United States Census, 1920"

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