William Henry White

10 March 1884–30 August 1961 (Age 77)
Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry White was born on 10 March 1884, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Wiley White, was 24 and his mother, Emma Hudson Eddins, was 21. He had at least 4 sons with Alma J Stewart. He lived in Florence Township, Florence, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Sumter, South Carolina, United States in 1949. He died on 30 August 1961, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Salters, Williamsburg, South Carolina, United States.

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William Henry White
Alma J Stewart
William Thurman White
John Henry White
David LeRoy White
Charles Ray White

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    Emma Hudson Eddins




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • William H White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William H White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H White, "United States Census, 1930"

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