Grant A. White was born on September 12, 1867 in Mammoth Springs, Fulton County, Arkansas. His parents are unknown and there are no records for him prior to his marriage.
Grant married Leana “Lela” Blackston on January 29, 1891 in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas.
They had one child together:
- Grant Washington White (b. 10/1/1891, Mammoth Springs, Arkansas – d. 3/14/1943, Catron, New Madrid County, Missouri)
Following the death of Lela in approximately 1892, Grant married Nannie J. Stewart on 6/6/1894 in Hempstead, Arkansas.
On May 9, 1898, Grant enlisted in the First Arkansas Voluntary Infantry. He mustered in on May 18, 1898.
While enlisted in the Arkansas infantry, he was sent to the Phillipines for the Phillipine-American War as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army. Grant was killed in battle on April 9, 1900 at Angaoui, Phillipines, just one month before his muster out date. A military commission convened on April 9, 1900 at Batangas City, Batangas Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Grant’s date of death is listed as that day, so he was most likely killed in the battle.
Grant was originally buried in the Phillipines at Angaoui and was later exhumed and sent to his home in Arkansas for reburial. He is now buried in the Little Rock National Cemetery in Pulaski County, Arkansas in Section 12, Site 5987.