Maurice White

Maurice White – The Pajama Game Opening Night on Broadway, 2006 – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / Prphotos

Date of Birth: December 19, 1941

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: February 4, 2016

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Maurice White was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and arranger. He was a seven-time Grammy winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He co-founded the band Earth, Wind & Fire, of which he was the co-lead singer alongside Philip Bailey. The band’s line-up also includes Maurice’s half-brother Verdine White. Maurice was also known as Reece and Moe.

His mother’s name was Edna. Maurice was married, and had three children.

Maurice’s maternal grandfather was General Parker (son of Edward/Ed Parker and Ida Bell Collins). General was born in Arkansas.

Maurice’s maternal grandmother was named Clara Dewalt. Clara was born in Arkansas.

Sources: Genealogy of Maurice White (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Maurice’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Maurice’s mother –

Death record of Maurice’s maternal grandfather, General Parker –

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