Louisa Frances White

Brief Life History of Louisa Frances

When Louisa Frances White was born on 5 January 1861, in West Virginia, United States, her father, William Taylor White, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Hendrick, was 23. She married Sampson Lee Alan Bennett in 1876, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wilderness District, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years and Clifton District, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 21 December 1937, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Sampson Lee Alan Bennett
1854–1921
Louisa Frances White
1861–1937
Marriage: 1876
John William Bennett
1877–1920
Rebecca Elizabeth Bennett
1880–1962
Bernard Cleveland Bennett
1885–1967
Waldo Emerson Bennett
1887–1968
Walter Bennett
1888–
Sarah Ann Bennett
1889–1953
Lula Rosella Bennett
1893–1972
Ada Victoria Bennett
1895–1952

Sources (25)

  • Louisa F Bennett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa Francis White, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Louisa F Bennett, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

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.

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