Elmer Theodore White

8 March 1876–4 June 1953 (Age 77)
Morgan, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elmer Theodore

When Elmer Theodore White was born on 8 March 1876, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States, his father, Millard F White, was 25 and his mother, Lafarra Missionen Bohrer, was 13. He died on 4 June 1953, in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States.

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Elmer Theodore White
1876–1953
Gertrude A. L White
1880–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Millard F White

    Male1851–1887Male

    Lafarra Missionen Bohrer

    Female1862–1933Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1876–1953Male

    Edward E. White

    Male1879–Male

    James Garland White

    Male1881–1911Male

World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Eleven White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer T White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer T White in household of Millard F White, "United States Census, 1880"

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