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Earl Vincent Winblad

  • Birth 9 Oct 1916 Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 2004 Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 8316316

Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) served in the US Army during World War II. He later worked at US Naval Shipyards in Long Beach, California. (b. October 09, 1916, Bronx, Bronx County, New York City, New York, USA - d. March 09, 2004, Nursing Home, 345 East Carson Street, Carson, Los Angeles County, California, 90745, USA) Social Security Number 564092885 and Military Service Number 19049634.

Gideon Wright I of Plymouth Colony was the 6th great-grandfather of Earl though his mother, Eva Ariel Lattin. Earl was 50% English; 25% Swedish; and 25% Norwegian.

Earl was the son of Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) aka Anthony Winblad; and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939). Anton was the son of John Edward Winblad I (1856-1914) aka Johan Edvard Winblad, of Ytterlännäs, Västernorrland, Sweden. Eva was the daughter of Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941) of Farmingdale, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

Earl was born on October 09, 1916 in the Bronx, Bronx County, New York City, New York after his parents had returned from living near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba.

His siblings include: Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) who was born in Cuba and married Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975); and Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) aka Roy Winblad, who was born in Cuba and married Ann Maria Zorovich (1912-1993). Both were born near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba.

In 1924 his mother took hin to the Isle of Pines in Cuba to visit his grandfather and grandmother for the 50th wedding anniversary. He returned on November 11, 1924. While in Cuba they experienced a hurricane.

Around 1935 Eva Lattin visited California on the Panama Pacific Line, possibly to attend a wedding of one of her sister's children. Her sister Myrtle Adelia Lattin had moved to California earlier. The Winblads moved to Los Angeles in 1936.

World War II:
Earl enlisted as a private in the US Army at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California on October 15, 1940. He became a member of the medical department. He had completed two years of high school and stood 71 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds.

Political Party:
He was a Democrat.

Long Beach, California:
The Long Beach Press-Telegram on Sunday, May 30, 1948 carried his name in an unknown context as: "Earl V. Winblad".

On Valentines Day, February 14, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, Earl married June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003).

They didn't have any children.

On March 03, 1999, Earl told the following story: "I went to Cuba [in 1924] to visit my maternal grandparents Jarvis Andrew Lattin and Mary Jane Puckett with my mother, Eva and her sister, Julia Lattin. We went down for their wedding anniversary. I remember that Jarvis was a drinker and when I was playing outside the house his dog would run around the yard and hit the porch swing. The noise of the swing creaking back and forth would wake up Jarvis. He put whiskey in the dog's water so he wouldn't make noise anymore. There was a porch that ran all the way around the house. My father told me that there were 4 brothers in Sweden that were siblings of John Edward Winblad. Anton told me he that his father was a sea captain and that his room was filled with stamps and coins from all over the world. I asked him how to pronounce our name in Swedish and he said "Vin-leed", which meant wine grass. I asked Otto Perry Winblad to teach me Swedish and he taught me to say "thank you" in Swedish and "skoal". Anton told me that the other siblings of John in Sweden were scholars."

Death of Spouse:
In 2003 his wife died and Earl went into a nursing home. She had taken care of everything in the household, and her death left him living alone. He wasn't able to care for himself with her gone, Earl had never even learned to drive a car.

Nursing home:
Earl moved into a nursing home after his wife's death and he said the following on March 04, 2003: "June passed away and I am in a rest home now. They feed us three times a day. I have a private bathroom. I am the only one that likes to watch football. I only get channels 1 through 13, some people have cable. All we do is watch television, sleep and eat. We get meals at 8, 12, and 5 o'clock. I walk for half an hour each day. I still have skin cancer. Yesterday June would have been 91. Norman is at 1-562-863-4098. Carol is in the Middle East, Donald is in Reno, Nevada. My address is 345 East Carson Street, Room 212, Carson, CA 90745."

He died in the nursing home in Carson, Los Angeles County, California.

At his request there was no funeral notice for him of his wife, and no eulogy at the funeral.

Earl said on March 03, 1999: "I went to the shipyards here in California after the war. My dad had me take the test to be an apprentice and I got a score of 55, but needed 65 to pass. They gave me 10 points for being a wounded veteran, all veterans get 5 points and a wounded one gets another 5. I was wounded in France in 1944. I volunteered to join the Army in California before the war. St. Bie in France was where I was wounded. I was hit by shrapnel in the rump. Now they say the best way to protect yourself is to hug a tree when the shrapnel is coming in. I went into a foxhole when an "88" was coming in. I was leaping up to get into the hole and was hit. They should have told us to crawl into the hole. I was the only family member in the war."

Memories about Earl Winblad:
June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003) said in September 1998: "Earl started in New York working at Horn and Hardart. On his way to California he stopped in Utah. At one point he worked at a CCC camp. His first job in California was for a venetian blind maker, the Anderson company. Fred Andrew Williams, whose mother was Myrtle Adelia Lattin got him the job. Fred worked there as a salesman."

Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) was the first cousin, once removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on January 25, 2004. Updated on May 5, 2017 with his political party from the California voter rolls.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 25 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8316316
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Vincent Winblad (9 Oct 1916–9 Mar 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8316316, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) Unknown, .