- Margaret Agnes (1905-1984)
- Clara Edna (1906-1978)
- Mary Wilson (1908-1973)
- Marie Mulder (1912-1976)
|Left to Right: Mary, George, Margaret, and Clara|
George was baptized in Albany at Grace Episcopal Church located on the corner of Clinton Avenue and Robin Street on 14 May 1910. Below is a scan of his original baptism record. George's grandfather, Charles William White (1835-1917) was the longest tenured vestryman in the Church's history.
According to George's National Guard papers, he entered the trade of bookbinder. The 1935 Albany city directory lists George as a signal operator at 11 North Pearl Street, the Home Savings Bank building, in room 212.
|George Edward Kirk White, circa 1927|
On 15 May 1931 George married Margaret Mary Gannon (1913-1998) in Albany. Below is a scan of their wedding certificate. They were married again on 24 August 1933 in the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Peekskill. By this time George was in the National Guard and stationed there.
George and Margaret's children:
- George Edward (1931-2001)
- Richard Kirk (1934-1949)
- Thomas Charles (1936-2012)
- Michael William (1941- )
|George Edward Kirk White, circa 1930s|
|George Edward Kirk White, 1936|
George enlisted in the National Guard in 1927. He spent over twenty-five years in the Guard rising to First Sergeant. During World War II, he enlisted in the US Army and landed in France in December 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge he was captured and taken as a prisoner of war. He spent the remainder of the war as a POW until his camp was liberated.
|US Army discharge, front|
|US Army discharge, reverse|
Below is a scan of the Western Union telegraph from 12 January 1945 that was sent to my grandmother indicating that her husband was missing in action.
After a long two and a half months, another Western Union telegraph came notifying my grandmother that her husband was a prisoner of war of the German government. Below is a scan of that telegraph.
After the war, George was discharged from the US Army but he continued his enlistment in the National Guard and became superintendent of the National Guard armory on Washington Avenue in Albany.
|George Edward Kirk White, 1981|
On 10 October 1982, George Edward Kirk White died at St. Peter's Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was buried two days later in Our Lady of Angels cemetery. Sixteen years later on 2 July 1998, his wife Margaret Mary Gannon White joined him.
|Gravestone at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery|