George Thomas WHITE William Andrew WHITE Firstchild WHITE George Robert WHITE Flora Lorena WHITE Frances Ellen OZMENT John O WHITE Milton Robertson WHITE Cynthia Almeda GREEN Mini tree diagram
Elzie Hampton WHITE

Elzie Hampton WHITE1,10,11,2,3,12,4,5,6,7,8,9

5th Apr 188210 - 22nd May 194710

Life History

5th Apr 1882

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

(most likely)

5th Apr 1882

Born in Oklahoma.10

(less likely)

12th Jun 1900

Resident Elzie was reported as a daughter and female; also middle initial was reported as N, instead of H for Hampton, reported on his 1912 WWI draft registration; Ancestry has a type, has his name as Elize. in Township 3, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.9

18th Jan 1904

Married Frances Ellen OZMENT in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.11

16th Jan 1904

Resident Elzie reported his residence as Reagan in his marriage license. in Reagan, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory

about 1905

Birth of son Firstchild WHITE

8th Feb 1908

Birth of son George Robert WHITE in Johnston County, Oklahoma.8,13,7,14

before 1910

Death of son Firstchild WHITE in Johnston County, Oklahoma.8

18th Apr 1910

Resident Enumerated Ravia Ward 2, Johnston County, Oklahoma; head of household Elzie H White in Ravia Ward 2, Johnston, Oklahoma.8

11th Oct 1911

Birth of daughter Flora Lorena WHITE in Tishamingo, Johnston, Oklahoma.15,14

26th Mar 1914

Death of Frances Ellen OZMENT in Oklahoma.3,14,15,16

12th Sep 1918

Resident registered for WWI draft, reported Linn as residence in Linn, Marshall, Oklahoma

24th Mar 1920

Resident Enumerated as a widow in the 1920 census, living in the home of a cousin, Ted Lemons. in Odell, Marshall, Oklahoma.4

25th Apr 1942

Resident Registered for WWII draft in Tishomingo, Johnston County, Oklahoma, reporting Ravia as his residence address, 6 miles NE of town. in Ravia, Johnston, Oklahoma.5,6

22nd May 1947

Died in Oklahoma.10


  • 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 12 June, Township 3, District 124, page 7A, Hse #108, Fam #110
    White, George T Head W M Dec 1847  52 Married 14 (?) years KY KY KY Farmer Rents
    White, Lizzie Wife W M Apr 1863  37 Married 3 years 1 children/1 living MS MS MS
    White, Milton Son W M Oct 1887  12 Single  Ind Territory KY IL At School
    White, William A Son W M Aug 1878  21 Single  At School
    White, Elzie N Dau [Son] W F [M] April 1881  18 Single Ind Territory KY IL
    White, Jonnie Son W M June 1884  15 Single Ind Territory KY IL At School

    Note that the enumerator reported Elzie as a daughter and female.  A note from a descendant reports an error on the 1900 census.  Note that the census reports Elzie as a Daughter and Female.  The descendant reports that Elzie is, in fact, male.

    "I just wanted to comment on Elzie which is listed as a female and he is in fact a male (born 1881) as he was my grandmother's father. I have his death certificate listing Cyntha Green as his mother and George T. as father. Your explanation helps greatly as this has been my brick wall."
    --  Comment on Elzie White on Ancestry genealogy, smileytex1, 12 May 2013

    Also note that the middle initial in the 1900 census record is N, while some family sources, with no documentation cited, report his middle name was Hampton, as reflected in the following genealogy report for him.  Also the census date of birth is 2 years earlier in the census from that reported in this genealogy.  His age was reported on his marriage record in January 1904 as 22.  With birth in April (age 22 in April 1903), this would match birth in 1881, matching neither the census nor the genealogy.  His later WWI registration reports the birth date as 5 April 1882.

    Elza H White
    Birth 5 Apr 1883 in Oklahoma
    Death 22 May 1947 in Oklahoma
    --  Reeves,

    Indian Territory Marriage record
    E H White age 22 of Reagan [Chickasaw Nation], Indian Territory
    and Ellen Ozment age 16 Ravia, Indian Territory
    License issued 16 January 1904
    Ceremony 18 January 1904 by J E Williams, Minister
    Certificate #173 recorded 19 January 1904, Indian Territory Marriage Book B, page 26
    --  Document courtesy the research of Linda Martin Hanks Bussell, via email from Marion L Mixon 6 April 2016

    Elzie's residence at the time of marriage was Reagan, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, which appears in records for his parents.  She was living in Ravia.  They were living in Ravia when they were enumerated in the 1910 census, with their son George R White.  The census reports that they had a previous child who did not live.

    1910 Federal Census, Johnston County, Oklahoma, 18 April, Ravia, District 120, Page 2A, Cherry St, Hse/Fam #28
    White, Elzie H Head M W 29 Married 7 years OK KY MO Railroad Laborer Rents [b abt 1881]
    White, Ellen F F W 22 Married 7 years 2 children/1 living b TX TX TX [b abt 1888]
    White, George R Son M W 2 Single OK OK TX [b abt 1908]

    In 1918 on his WWI registration Elzie Hampton reported his father as George Robert White.  The identification of the Elzie White in the 1900 census may be wrong.  Or the name of the head of household there may be George R White instead of George T White as reported by the enumerator.  However, all other records correlate with the name George T or George Thomas White.

    His son was named George Robert, but he would have been only about 10 in 1918.  So it does not seem so likely that Elzie would have reported him as the contact person.  Later indications that Elzie was illiterate may account for this variation (see below in WWII record).  The clerk was probably sloppy is writing what he was told.

    His WWI registration reports that Elzie lived in Marshall County, Oklahoma.  The residence place is reported as Linn, which does not appear on the list of towns in the county.  But the location does appear on a 1909 map of the county.  It is in the northeast corner of the county.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Elzie Hampton White
    Residence Linn, Marshall County, Oklahoma
    Birth Date 5 April 1882
    Farmer, no report on marital status
    Contact George Robert White, Reagin [sic], Oklahoma
    Tall, Slender, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma
    Signed E H White

    "Marshall County is the smallest of Oklahoma's 77 counties.  It is 426.95 square miles and has three incorporated towns: Oakland, Kingston, and Madill."
    --  Marshall County,

    Ellen Ozment White died some before 1920.  In the 1920 census, Elzie is reported widowed.

    1920 Federal Census, Marshall County, Oklahoma, 24 March, Odell, District 165, page 95A, Linn and Blessworth Rd, Hse/Fam #178
    Lemons, Ted  Head Rents M W  33 OK US Kentucky
    Lemons, Ada L Wife F W 28 TX US Kentucky
    Lemons, Cecil L Son M W 7 OK OK TX
    Lemons, Willie H Son M W 6 OK OK TX
    Lemons, Beora [?] J Son M W 1 OK OK TX
    White, Elza Cousin M W 34 Widow OK OK TX

    1940 Federal Census, Johnston County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Ravia, District 35-20, Page 1A, Hse #10, Owns $400
    White, George R Head M W 32 Married Grade C1 b Okla Tishomingo Johnston Co in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1908]
    White, Stella E Wife F W 32 Married Grade C1 b Texas Tishomingo Johnston Co in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1908]
    White, Robert Gene  Son M W 3 Grade 0 b Okla [b abt 1937]
    White, E H Father M W 59 Single Grade 4 b Okla Rural Johnston Co in 1935 No Occup [b abt 1881]

    There are some interesting dynamics going on with Elzie's middle name.  He is usually reported with the middle initial H, though the 1900 enumerator somehow got it as Elzie N.  (And also reported Elzie as a daughter and female.)  Genealogies that have his full name have the middle name as Hampton.  His name in the WWI registration was Elzie Hampton White.  But in his WWII registration, it is Elzie Henry White.  Note also that the WWII card is typed, not handwritten, so the clerk may have made an error.

    The signature on this card makes it clear that Elzie could not read or write.  He signed this card with a Mark of what looks like the initial E.  This may account for the variation in his name.  The clerks likely did not persist to clarify and confirm his full name as they wrote it.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Elzie Henry White
    Birth Date 5 Apr 1880  Marshall Co Okla
    Residence 6 [miles] NE, Ravia, Johnston County, Oklahoma
    No telephone, age 62
    Contact Mr Robert White (son), Ravia, Oklahoma
    Employer Will Wardell, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, working 6 miles NE of Ravia
    (E) his mark Elzie H White, by Thaylish Lucas [registrar]
    5' 9" 150 lbs Brown Eyes, Gray Hair, Light Complexion
    Registrar by Thaylish Lucas
    Registered 25 April 1942 Tishomingo, Johnston County, Oklahoma


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