Martin M. White (1841-1904)
Martin White graduated from the ICY 1861 at 20 years old and like his brother Joseph—Martin’s other brothers, George and Jacob, also attended the ICY--worked as a carpenter. White served on the executive council of the Association of Alumni in 1861. Martin enlisted in the 24th USCT, enlisting in Philadelphia in March 1865, and mustered out with his regiment in October 1865, having served in Virginia and Maryland for six months. He married Elenora (Ella) and had four children. In 1880, Martin was a “furniture dealer.” Martin died in 1904 at 64 years old and was buried at Eden Cemetery. His wife applied for a widow’s pension.
Objects of the Institute for Colored Youth, with a list of the officers and students, and the annual report of the Board of Managers, for the year 1862, Philadelphia, C. Sherman, Printers, 1862; 1870 Federal Census, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Roll: M593_1396; Page: 115B; Image: 234; Family History Library Film: 552895; “Notice,” The Christian Recorder, September 28, 1861; Martin M. White Enlistment Card, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 20th through 25th; Microfilm Serial: M1823; Microfilm Roll: 81. 1880 Federal Pension, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roll: 1170; Family History Film: 1255170; Page: 199A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 0581; Martin M. White Death Certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6QM-LF4 : accessed 18 Sep 2014), Martin M. White, 28 Jun 1904; citing cn 16913, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1004039. Ella D. White Pension Application, National Archives and Records Administration, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
Image: Martin M. White Enlistment, 24th USCT
Source: The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 20th through 25th; Microfilm Serial: M1823; Microfilm Roll: 81.
Born: 1841 - Philadelphia, PA
Died: 1904 - Philadelphia, PA