Walter Brough White

1 October 1884–24 April 1971 (Age 86)
Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Brough

When Walter Brough White was born on 1 October 1884, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Americus White, was 29 and his mother, Mary Emma Parker, was 30. He married Esther Candee Dewey on 28 September 1910, in Washington D.C., United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington D.C., United States for about 10 years and Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 April 1971, in Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C., United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Brough White
1884–1971
Esther Candee Dewey
1889–1969
Marriage: 28 September 1910
Charlotte Candee White
1911–1976
Frederic D White
1918–1944
Ann Elizabeth White
1918–1996

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1910Washington D.C., United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1886
    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1894
    Age 10
    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 23
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Whitty
    Whitson
    Whitt
    Whyte
    McElwain
    Whites
    Whitman
    Wythe
    McQuitty
    Whitecotton
    McWhite
    Wight
    Witt

    Sources (25)

    • Walter B White, "United States Census, 1930"
    • W B White in entry for Thomas G Crider and Charlotte C White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Walter Brough White, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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