Rachel White

1869–Female
Talmadge, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel White was born in 1869, in Talmadge, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, George Stillman Smith White, was 46 and her mother, Mary Ellen Howe, was 41. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Topsfield, Washington, Maine, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

George Stillman Smith White
1823–1902
Mary Ellen Howe
1828–1905
John Dearborn Folsom White
1847–1932
Anna Briggs
1850–1914
George Wellington White
1851–1919
Isaac Howe White
1854–1928
Hezzediah Crabtree White
1856–1905
Mary Caroline White
1858–1864
Harriet Johnson White
1861–1892
Dexter Foster White
1866–1957
Rachel White
1869–

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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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 29

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 (2)

  • Rachel D White in household of George S V White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel White in household of George S White, "United States Census, 1880"

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