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Isabel Mary White

Isabel Mary White

Female 1894 - 1972  (77 years)

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  • Name Isabel Mary White 
    Born 1 Sep 1894  35 Rucklidge Avenue, Willesden, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Olympic Diver Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  35 Vincent Court, Hendon, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Jun 1972  11 Rookfield Close, Muswell Hill, Haringey, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1445  Wright and Savill
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Father Charles Nathaniel White
              b. Abt 1861, Warminster, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1895, 153 Rucklidge Avenue, Willesden, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Annie Wright
              b. 9 Mar 1865, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Apr 1940, Little Heath House, Ilford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1891  Paddington Register Office, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles was a widower aged 30 and Annie was a spinster aged 25. He was a railway clerk living at 317 Shirland Road, Paddington and she was living at 16 Market Hill, Maldon. Fathers' names were John White, a gentleman and James Wright, a captain in the merchant service. Witnesses to the marriage were Geo A. Osterfield and Percival E Kirk.
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Lewis Edwards
              b. 23 May 1885, Oswestry, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1968, Haringey, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1954  Hendon, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1894 - 35 Rucklidge Avenue, Willesden, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - 35 Vincent Court, Hendon, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1954 - Hendon, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1972 - 11 Rookfield Close, Muswell Hill, Haringey, London Link to Google Earth
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    Isabel (Belle) Mary White
    Isabel (Belle) Mary White
    Belle White’s name will live on forever in the diving world.

    The four-time Olympian has a cup named after her – the Belle White National Memorial Trophy – which is presented to the female team with the highest aggregate score at the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships.

    White won a bronze medal in the 10m Platform competition at her first Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912. She went on to compete at the Olympics in Antwerp in 1920, Paris in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928.

  • Notes 
    • Isabel Mary was born in September 1894, was called "Belle" and was a medal winner in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. She took third place in the diving competition, winning the bronze medal. (www.britishswimming.org).

      The "Belle White Memorial Trophy" is named in her honour.

      She married Thomas Louis Edwards, a motor engineer.

      When her mother died in 1940 Belle was living at 35 Vincent Court, Hendon NW 4.

      Belle died of congestive cardiac failure and broncho-pneumonia in 1972 at 11 Rookfield Close, Muswell Hill. The death was registered by Elizabeth K Gorer of 3 Fairway Close, Golders Green, N.W.11.

      Isabelle ?Belle? White

      Belle White?s name will live on forever in the diving world.

      The four-time Olympian has a cup named after her ? the Belle White National Memorial Trophy ? which is presented to the female team with the highest aggregate score at the Swim England Diving National Age Group Championships.

      White won a bronze medal in the 10m Platform competition at her first Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912. She went on to compete at the Olympics in Antwerp in 1920, Paris in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928.

      Her only other diving international medal came in the 1927 European Championships in Bologna in 1927. White hadn?t been selected for the British team but travelled independently and went on to win the gold medal.

      She was also a proficient swimmer and won the Swedish Magistern which tested both swimming and diving abilities.

      Domestically, White won the Amateur Diving Championships numerous times, including nine Plain Diving Championships and five Highboard titles.

      Following her retirement from the sport, White became an administrator and official and the Belle White National Memorial Trophy commemorates her lifetime work and achievements.