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E. B. Van Winkle

Civil Engineer

Centurion, 1870–1920

Full Name Edgar Beach Van Winkle

Born 9 March 1842 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 27 April 1920 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried East Cemetery, Litchfield, Connecticut

Proposed by Gilbert M. Speir and Theodore Weston

Elected 4 June 1870 at age twenty-eight

Archivist’s Note: Son of Edgar S. Van Winkle

Century Memorial

Colonel Edgar Beach Van Winkle was one of our few remaining veterans of the Civil War, in which he enlisted as private and rose to the rank of captain during his three years’ active service. By profession a civil engineer, he long served the New York National Guard as divisional engineer and was for five years chief engineer of the New York Department of Public Works.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1921 Century Association Yearbook