Edward Higgins White II was born 14 Nov 1930 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States. He was the son of Edward White and Mary Haller. White’s father, Edward H. White, Sr. was a major general in the Air Force. 
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from United States Military Academy and later a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, at the University of Michigan.
He married Patricia Eileen (Finegan) Davis in 1953 in Polk, Florida, United States. They had two children, Edward and Bonnie Lynn.
1st American to walk in space
White received flight training in Florida and Texas.
He spent 3-1/2 years in Germany with a fighter squadron, flying F-86s and F-100.s
Attended the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as an experimental test pilot with the Aeronautical Systems Division, logging over 3,000 hours of flight time, 2,200 of those in jet aircraft.
Chosen as a member of the second astronaut team selected by NASA in September 1962.
He was pilot for Gemini 4, a 66-revolution, 4-day mission, June 3 - June 7, 1965.
On Gemini 4, Edward White, became the first American to walk in space.
March 21, 1966, he was named as one of the pilots of the AS-204 mission, the first 3-man Apollo flight.
Lieutenant Colonel Edward White died 27 Jan 1967 in Cape Canaveral, Brevard, Florida, United States and was buried in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery , West Point, Orange County, New York, USA, Plot: Section 18, Row G, Grave 80, GPS (lat/lon): 41.39938, -73.96621.
↑ "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6LV-XXV : 4 December 2014), Edward H White, 14 Nov 1930; citing Fort Sam Houston, Bexar, Texas, United States, certificate 98152, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,281,319.
↑ "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJVL-36Y : 28 November 2014), Edward Higgins White, 1953; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
↑ "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVXX-HLQ : 25 December 2014), Edward Higgins White, Jan 1967; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. 2905, certificate number 229, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG4M-KMR : 20 May 2014), Edward White, Jan 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
A hospital named for Edward H. White existed in Saint Petersburg, Florida for many years, but has now gone out of business. It was located on 9th Avenue North. Edward's parents were residents of Saint Petersburg, Florida around the time he passed away.