William Safton White

18 May 1869–3 March 1915 (Age 45)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Safton

When William Safton White was born on 18 May 1869, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, William White, was 48 and his mother, Nancy Potter, was 39. He married Emmaline Law on 21 November 1897, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 14, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 14, Blount, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 March 1915, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Piney Level Cemetery, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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William Safton White
Emmaline Law
Marriage: 21 November 1897
John L. White

Spouse and Children

21 November 1897
Blount, Tennessee, United States


    John L. White


Parents and Siblings

    William White





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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 13

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William White in household of William White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William White in household of William White, "United States Census, 1880"

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