US Rep. Compton Ignatius White Sr

31 July 1877–31 March 1956 (Age 78)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

The Life Summary of Compton Ignatius

When US Rep. Compton Ignatius White Sr was born on 31 July 1877, in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, his father, John Edward White, was 25 and his mother, Roberta Henrietta Bowman, was 21. He married Josephine Elizabeth Bunn on 24 November 1915, in Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Clark Fork, Bonner, Idaho, United States for about 30 years and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 31 March 1956, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in White Family Cemetery, Boundary, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

US Rep. Compton Ignatius White Sr
Josephine Elizabeth Bunn
Marriage: 24 November 1915
Roberta Rose White
US Rep. Compton Ignatius White Jr
Enid Mary White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1915Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries 1886: Kootenai, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Kootenai, Idaho, United States 1907: Bonner, Idaho, United States
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 21
    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

    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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    Sources (35)

    • Compton I White in entry for Compton Ignatius White, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • Compton J White in household of Arthur J Lovelle, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Compton White, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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