William C. White

(1854-1937). Editorial assistant and publishing manager for his mother, Ellen G. White. The third son of the family, known widely as W. C. (and to his intimates as Willie), he was born Aug. 29, 1854, at Rochester, New York, where his father was then publishing the Review and Herald and the Youth’s Instructor , and grew up in Battle Creek and Greenville, Michigan, attending the public schools and for a time a school taught by G. H. Bell in Battle Creek. Reared in a home that was largely the center of the growing work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he listened with increasing interest and comprehension to conversations regarding plans and methods of work for the advancement of the young church. He was baptized at Greenville, Michigan, at the age of 12. His first appointment to de...

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

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