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Walter Scott Winans, 1840-1928

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1840
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Date of Death: 1928.02.25
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Identity:

He was the youngest son of Ross Winans of Baltimore, and therefore related through marriage to JW. He married Elizabeth Howell, daughter of John Howell, daughter of John Howell, a farmer in London. He died in a nursing home in 1928.

Life:

In 1888 he was living at 22 Brechin Place, London.

He was a civil engineer. Whistler is said to have painted his portrait, Portrait of Walter Winans (YMSM 199).

Bibliography:

Times, London, Wednesday 29 February 1928, p. 1.