Edna Ellen White

14 February 1913–20 May 2009 (Age 96)
Havensville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

The Life of Edna Ellen

When Edna Ellen White was born on 14 February 1913, in Havensville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, her father, Wallace Henry White, was 21 and her mother, Faye Evelyn Thompson, was 22. She married Walter Roy Kelly on 8 September 1944, in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States. She lived in Grant Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 20 May 2009, in Onaga, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Havensville Cemetery, Havensville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Walter Roy Kelly
Edna Ellen White
Marriage: 8 September 1944

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8 September 1944
Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 14

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 25

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

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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  • Edna E White in household of Wallace A White, "United States Census, 1920"

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