Edwin White was born September 26, 1882, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, to William Gardner and Carolyn E. (Hall) White. His family moved to St. Paul shortly after thereafter. He graduated from Yale University in 1906 and was involved in banking and financial firms. He served in the United States Army in World War I. He was a long-time officer of the investment firm of Kalman and Co. and served on numerous corporate boards, including Northwest Airlines, American Hoist and Derrick, Miller Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital. He died in an automobile accident in Wisconsin in 1951.
Anne Turney was born June 18, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. On October 10, 1914, she married Edwin White in Franklin County, Ohio. She founded the Junior League of St. Paul and was active in other civic organizations. She died July 12, 1960, in St. Paul.
Barbara White was born July 15, 1915, to Edwin Gardner and Anne (Turney) White. She married Judson Bemis. She died July 10, 2003.
William Gardner White was born February 25, 1918, to Edwin and Anne (Turney) White in St. Paul. He attended Hotchkiss and Lenox schools and Yale University (Class of 1942). He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1944, with tours aboard the U.S.S. San Jacinto and in the Pacific theater. On September 2, 1944, his plane went down in the Pacific Ocean; he was declared missing in action and in September 1945, he was declared deceased. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
From the guide to the Edwin Gardner White and family papers., 1880-2009 (bulk 1936-1951)., (Minnesota Historical Society)