Ernest Osro White

Brief Life History of Ernest Osro

When Ernest Osro White was born on 29 August 1884, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson White, was 29 and his mother, Phoebe Blose, was 28. He married Olive Alberta Tharp on 1 March 1906, in Glidden, Carroll, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jasper Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 8 June 1917, in Ralston, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Kendrick Township, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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Ernest Osro White
Olive Alberta Tharp
Marriage: 1 March 1906
Rex Edward White
Claire Edwin White
Joseph Verlyn White
Dorothy Marie White

Sources (13)

  • Ernest O White, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Earnest O. White, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Ernest Oscar White, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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Historical Boundaries: 1891: Carroll, Iowa, United States [Spreads across Greene and Carroll counties]

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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