Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James Winn


  Mr. and Mrs. James Winn, 2nd, of Beaverton township, received word Tuesday, April 17, that their only son, Pfc. James S. Winn, 3rd, had been killed Saturday, April 7, in action in Germany. He was born October 10, 1921, in Billings township. He moved with his parents to Beaverton township and attended the Beaverton schools, graduating in 1941. Jime tried to enlist in the Air Corps soon after graduating but did not pass the physical examination.

  While employed in Flint, he was drafted and entered service August 16, 1942. He was placed in the Infantry and trainde at Ft. F. E. Warren, Wyoming; Ft. Crook, Nebraska; and Camp Perry, Ohio. He had been promoted to a Corporal when he became ill and was sent to Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek where he was a patient for about seven months. His company was sent to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas while he was transferred to the Air Corps and sent to Golfport Field., Arkansas, where he again became a Private. From her he went to Moore Field, Mission, Texas and later to Xavier Universit in Cincinnati, Ohio. While he was here the Government closed the University and he was moved to Camp Breckenridge., Kentucky from where he went overseas about October 15, 1944.

  He married Miss Rheta North, of Flint, July 2, 1944, who lives at 621, West Court, Flint. Surviving him besides his wife and parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Winn McLarin, of Beaverton, Stella Jane, Donnabelle and Hazelann, all at home and one nephew, Johnnie McLarin. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Winn and Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Graves, live near Beaverton. The Winn's have a son-in-law, Pfc. John McLarin, who is stationed in Germany.

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 04/7/1945. Name: James Winn}
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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