Cummings Jackson White

8 December 1844–18 May 1926 (Age 81)
Homer, Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life of Cummings Jackson

Cummings Jackson White was born on 8 December 1844, in Homer, Licking, Ohio, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mahala Jane Bridges. He lived in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Linn Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 18 May 1926, in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Cummings Jackson White
Mahala Jane Bridges
Elma M White
Charles M White
Minnie J White
Raymond Harvey White
Lillian Belle White
Guy Woods White

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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 4

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Cummings J White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cummings J White, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • C Jackson White, "United States Census, 1880"

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