Henry W. Hale family letters  1887-1928 (bulk 1894-1902)
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Edward Van Winkle was born in New Jersey in 1879, the son of Mary J. Van Winkle. He married Sama Le Roy Batdorf (1879-1972) around 1900, and they lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Piscataway, New Jersey, with their daughter Gertrude (b. ca. 1905). In September 1917, Van Winkle attended military training at American University in Washington, D.C., and in November 1917 he joined the 24th Engineer Regiment. He served in France during the war, and was promoted to captain. Edward Van Winkle died in 1971.