Mary White

(1857-1890). Editor. She began working at the Review and Herald publishing house at the age of about 13, first in the bindery, then in the composing room and the proofroom. At 17 she went to the Signs of the Times office in California, where she became assistant editor in 1877. In 1876 Mary Kelsey married W. C. White, and in 1879-1880 was editor of the Youth’s Instructor. While traveling with her husband she continued to edit book manuscripts. While they were in Europe from 1885 to 1887 she was a worker in the mission office in Basel, Switzerland. At that time she contracted “consumption,” which brought her to her death three years after her return to America.

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