Orus White

23 July 1888–2 January 1979 (Age 90)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Orus

When Orus White was born on 23 July 1888, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Wilmore White, was 22 and his mother, Malinda Simpson, was 21. He married Bessie Tudor on 23 November 1908, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Million, Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 2 January 1979, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orus White
Bessie Tudor
Marriage: 23 November 1908
Charles William White
John White
Gleala White
Mattie Zellah White
Linda E White
Iva White

Spouse and Children

23 November 1908
Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Charles Wilmore White





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 4

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

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)

  • Otis White in household of Charles W White, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oras White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orus White, "United States Census, 1920"

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