Louisa E. "Lou" White

Brief Life History of Louisa E. "Lou"

When Louisa E. "Lou" White was born on 11 October 1854, in Hart, Georgia, United States, her father, Edward Rucker White, was 30 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Roberts, was 26. She married James T Shiflett on 23 December 1880, in Hart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in District 1116, Hart, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, United States in 2010. She died on 2 February 1902, at the age of 47, and was buried in Redwine United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hart, Georgia, United States.

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James T Shiflett
Louisa E. "Lou" White
Marriage: 23 December 1880
John William Shiflet
Edward Rucker "Edd" Shiflet
Luke Shiflet
Henry Turner Shiflet

Sources (11)

  • Luisa E White in household of Edward R White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • L E White, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Louisa E White Shiflet, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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