Thomas White

4 February 1847–7 April 1920 (Age 73)
Parsonstown, County Offaly, Ireland

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas White was born on 4 February 1847, in Parsonstown, County Offaly, Ireland, his father, John White, was 35 and his mother, Rachek Kirk, was 22. He married Nancy Appleton on 30 January 1869, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Edinburgh, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 7 April 1920, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Thomas White
Nancy Appleton
Marriage: 30 January 1869
William A. White
John D. White
Anna L. White
Clarence White

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Appleton


30 January 1869
Johnson, Indiana, United States


    William A. White



    Anna L. White


    Clarence White


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 20

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

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)

  • Thomas White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas White, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas White, "United States Census, 1910"

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