Mary Ellen White

September 1886–27 September 1982 (Age 96)
Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen White was born in September 1886, in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, her father, Walter A. White, was 31 and her mother, Julia Harriette Enochs, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Allan John Watson Sr. She lived in Beat 2, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 1982, at the age of 96, and was buried in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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Allan John Watson Sr
Mary Ellen White
Allan John Watson Jr
Mary Ellen Watson
William White Watson

Spouse and Children

    Allan John Watson Sr





    Allan John Watson Jr


    Mary Ellen Watson


    William White Watson


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 21

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • White Nell in household of Allan J Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Ellen Watson in household of Allan J Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nell White in household of Walter White, "United States Census, 1900"

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