Henry White

(1847-1863). Eldest son of James and Ellen White. Born in Gorham, Maine, Aug. 26, 1847, Henry spent much of his early years in the Stockbridge Howland home in Topsham, Maine, as his parents were called upon to travel extensively throughout New England and New York. James and Ellen referred to Henry as “our sweet singer,” because of his “clear, full, tenor voice,” and his love of music. He died of lung fever (pneumonia) at the age of 16 on Dec. 8, 1863. A brief narrative of his life, together with letters written to him by his mother, was published in pamphlet form called An Appeal to the Youth (1864).

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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