Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor
WINN, ROBERT LEE (deceased), whose death occurred at Kansas City, Mo., July 24, 1903, was a traveling salesman by occupation. He was a native of Kansas City, born February 20, 1866, a son of Charles and Susan (Thomas) Winn. Mr. Winn was reared in Kansas City and was there married, December 4, 1892, to Miss Alice Pickrell, daughter of Abel George and Emma H. (Winn) Pickrell, who was born on her father's farm in Sangamon County. She was educated in the country schools and the Betty Stuart Institute of Springfield. Her father, Abel G. Pickrell, was a prominent and successful farmer and a veteran of the Civil War, having served three years, part of the time as Quartermaster of the regular army. Abel G. Pickrell was a son of Jesse A. Pickrell and grandson of Abel Pickrell. The family were among the early settlers of Sangamon County and helped very much in all measures for advancing the general welfare and prosperity. Jesse A. Pickrell was the first of his family to come to the county, acquired two or three thousand acres of land, most of which he purchased at a price of about $2.50 per acre.
Robert L. Winn and wife had one child, George, born July 22, 1894, now attending school in Springfield. After the death of her husband, Mrs. A. P. Winn returned to her native county and now resides at 414 Pasfield Avenue, Springfield. She has many warm friends in the county and is highly esteemed by all who know her for her many fine qualities and high character. She feels a justifiable pride in the record and position won by her ancestors, and has always felt a patriotic interest in the affairs of Sangamon County. She and her son have been residents of Springfield since about 1904, and before that time lived in Zanesville.