Nancy Jane White

7 March 1856–3 January 1951 (Age 94)
Colfax, Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane White was born on 7 March 1856, in Colfax, Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, her father, Calvin White, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Doyal, was 26. She lived in Washington Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 3 January 1951, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Calvin White
Elizabeth Doyal
Mary N. White
William H. White
Sarah I. White
Nancy Jane White
Edward L. C. White
Emmaretta White
Eldora White
Charles Robert White
Frank Augusta White
Franklin White
John Abraham White

Parents and Siblings

    Calvin White


    Elizabeth Doyal




    Mary N. White


    William H. White


    Sarah I. White



    Edward L. C. White


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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  • Nancy J White in household of Calvin White, "United States Census, 1860"

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