Rosa White

23 February 1821–
Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Rosa

When Rosa White was born on 23 February 1821, in Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Hosea White, was 34 and her mother, Betsey Murch, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Hosea White
1787–1866
Betsey Murch
1791–1859
Mary Ann White
1811–1878
Eustace White
1813–
Delbert White
1815–1889
Roy White
1817–
Nancy White
1819–
Rosa White
1821–
James White
1823–
Barney White
1825–
Alexis White
1828–1863

Parents and Siblings

    Hosea White

    Male1787–1866Male

    Female1791–1859Female

siblings

(9)

    Mary Ann White

    Female1811–1878Female

    Eustace White

    Male1813–Male

    Delbert White

    Male1815–1889Male

    Roy White

    Male1817–Male

    Nancy White

    Female1819–Female

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 11

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

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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