Jessie K. White

Male7 December 1857–6 May 1918

Brief Life History of Jessie K.

When Jessie K. White was born on 7 December 1857, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, his father, Austin G White, was 28 and his mother, Jane Dubois, was 26. He married Mary G "Mamie" Tracy on 18 February 1896, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 May 1918, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lawrence, Illinois, United States.

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Jessie K. White
Mary G "Mamie" Tracy
Marriage: 18 February 1896
Tracy White

Sources (6)

  • Jessie K White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie K. White, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Jessie K. White, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1896Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 18

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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