James Lester White

10 March 1882–1964 (Age 81)
Miami, Kansas, United States

The Life of James Lester

When James Lester White was born on 10 March 1882, in Miami, Kansas, United States, his father, Alexander White, was 33 and his mother, Cornelia Gillispie, was 30. He had at least 1 daughter with Mary Lavinia Jacoby. He lived in Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Watonga Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States for about 12 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 82, and was buried in Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States.

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James Lester White
Mary Lavinia Jacoby
Nola May White

Spouse and Children


    Mary Lavinia Jacoby




    Nola May White


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander White


    Cornelia Gillispie




    Leonard C White


    Warren B White


    Enola May White



World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

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.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • James White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James L White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Lester White, "United States Census, 1940"

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