Boyd Clair White

3 September 1893–22 May 1971 (Age 77)
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Boyd Clair

When Boyd Clair White was born on 3 September 1893, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, his father, Yearsley Frederick White, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Ethel Ridenour, was 25. He married Ruth Leo Lines on 11 October 1915, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Washington Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 22 May 1971, in Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ellenton, Manatee, Florida, United States.

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Boyd Clair White
Ruth Leo Lines
Marriage: 11 October 1915
Emil Leo White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1915Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
    Age 5
    Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
    1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I
    Age 21
    Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

    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 (16)

    • Boyd White in household of Uearlsey F White, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Boyd C White in household of Y F White, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Boyd White, "United States Census, 1940"

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