Lottie Esther Temple

5 April 1904–15 November 1994 (Age 90)
Anderson, Texas, United States

The Life of Lottie Esther

When Lottie Esther Temple was born on 5 April 1904, in Anderson, Texas, United States, her father, James Shelby Temple, was 25 and her mother, Ruby Rowena Lloyd, was 17. She married Robert Taylor White on 3 October 1927, in Anderson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Bullard, Smith, Texas, United States in 1920 and Frankston, Anderson, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 November 1994, in Weslaco, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 90.

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Robert Taylor White
Lottie Esther Temple
Marriage: 3 October 1927
Charlotte Anne White
Jean Yvonne White

Spouse and Children

3 October 1927
Anderson, Texas, United States


    Charlotte Anne White


    Jean Yvonne White


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lottie E White in household of Robert T White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lottie White in household of Taylor R White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lottie E Temple in household of Shelby Temple, "United States Census, 1920"

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