William Randolph Winslow – Colonel, United States Army

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COLONEL W. R. WINSLOW
Engineer With Ninth Army Dies – Son of Brigadier General

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – March 13, 1945 – Colonel Williamson Randolph Winslow, a Wet Point graduate who formerly was stationed here with the United States Engineers, died of pneumonia on February 24 while serving with the Ninth Army in Europe, the War Department announced today.  He had been overseas since June 1943.

Colonel Winslow’s father, the late Brigadier General E. E. Winslow, was Assistant to the Chief of Engineers in the First World War and designed and built the fortifications at Diamond Head, Hawaii.

Colonel Winslow leaves a widow, Marcella, who is a painter; a daughter, Mary R. Winslow; a son, John R. Winslow, and his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Winslow, of Raleigh, Tennessee, author of several books, including “The Dwelling Place,” under the pen name of Anne Goodwin.

Marcella Comes Winslow:  Portrait painter, photographer; Washington, D.C. b. 1905. d. July 6, 2000. Married name Mrs. Randolph Winslow. Trained at the Carnegie School of Fine Arts and privately in Europe. Comès played an active part in the local D.C. art community; as a member of the Women's Commission of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, president of the D.C. chapter of Artists Equity Association, 1969-1971, and as the national vice-president, 1971-1973. Comès was the ex-officio portraitist to the Poetry Chair at the Library of Congress.


You might want to note that William Randolph Winslow (1901-1945) was named after his grandfather, William Randolph Winslow (1844-1869) who was a paymaster for the United States Navy.

 
William Randolph Winslow (1844-1869) was the son of John Ancrum Winslow, Civil War Rear Admiral. So, he was also the great-grandson of John A. while his father, Eben, was the grandson of John A.


  • WINSLOW, WILLIAM RUDOLPH
  • COL HQ VIII C O F ENGRS, US AGF WWI, WWII, CORPS OF ENGRS
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/19/1901
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/24/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 288 SH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 

  • WINSLOW, MARCELLA COMES
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/03/1905
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/06/2000
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 288 SH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  •  WIFE OF WINSLOW, WILLIAM R 
  • COL US ARMY

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