William Dewey White

26 November 1900–2 April 1980 (Age 79)
Brumley, Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Dewey

When William Dewey White was born on 26 November 1900, in Brumley, Miller, Missouri, United States, his father, William Lyle Curtis White, was 30 and his mother, Irene Francis Sutliff, was 26. He married Beulah Mae Dunlap on 3 October 1925, in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Twin Falls Election Precinct 3, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1980, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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William Dewey White
Beulah Mae Dunlap
Marriage: 3 October 1925
Harold LeRoy White
Richard Dewey White
Jay R White

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1925Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    Age 17
    EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Emma Watanabe BIRTH 11 Jun 1916 DEATH 17 Mar 1917 (aged 9 months) BURIAL Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA PLOT Garden of Good Shepherd MEMORIAL ID 100629715
    1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre
    Age 21
     By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

    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 (7)

    • Duey White, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William Dewey White, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
    • William D White in household of William T White, "United States Census, 1910"

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