Roswell Chandler White

10 March 1834–about 1870
Jericho, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Roswell Chandler

When Roswell Chandler White was born on 10 March 1834, in Jericho, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Henry Harvey White, was 51 and his mother, Rebeckah Smith, was 48. He married Maria Loader on 4 February 1857, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Chandler White
1834–1870
Maria Loader
1837–1924
Marriage: 4 February 1857
Emma Maria White
1858–1903
James Henry White
1860–1865
Alexander Roswell White
1862–1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1857Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1846
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (9)

    • Roswell White in entry for HIS SON, ALEX (Alexander R. White), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Roswell Chandler White - Church record: Blessing record or certificate: birth-name: Roswell Chandler White
    • Roswell White, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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