May Currow

(1873-1969). Pioneer. She was born at Cuttack, near Calcutta, India. She attended school in England and traveled with her family to Tasmania at the age of 9. Her family was converted to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the late 1880s. Desiring to be a Bible worker, May attended the Seventh-day Adventist school at Melbourne. There she met W. C. White, a widower and son and helpmeet of Ellen White. At the time of their marriage May was 21 and Willie was 40. The marriage proved highly successful, with May becoming a real mother to Willie’s two daughters, Ella, 13, and Mabel, 8. May herself became the mother of five children, including twin boys. She passed to her rest at Eden Valley, Colorado, just one day short of her ninety-sixth birthday.

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