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silverfish
12-11-2011, 15:30
Can anyone confirm the year Pappy Van Winkle died?

The BT website (http://www.buffalotrace.com/history_PVWinkle_m.asp) lists "Up until his death in 1963, ..."

The Old Rip website (http://oldripvanwinkle.com/history/) (History section) lists:

"In May of 1935 at the age of 61,..." "...until his death at the age of 91."

which would mean 1965.

And that's not counting WikiPedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappy_Van_Winkle%27s_Family_Reserve) which states "At the time of his death in
1965 at the age of 89,..."

I'm guessing aged 91 in 1965 is probably it but I was just curious.

smokinjoe
12-11-2011, 16:01
Sally Van Winkle's book "But Always Great Bourbon" lists his birth year as 1874. A big 75th birthday party in April of 1949 is also described. But, i don't know that April was his birth month for sure. She states that he passed in February of 1965. Assuming born April of 1874, and passing Feb of 1965, I figure he was 90.

ThomasH
12-11-2011, 16:43
I also read it was 1965!

Thomas

cowdery
12-12-2011, 11:34
I figure his granddaughter should know, so 1965.

bourbonv
12-14-2011, 10:37
This is from the death records from Ancestory.com, Giving the date of his death and volume where his death certificate is filed.
Name: Julian P Vanwinkle
Death Date: 16 Feb 1965
Death Place: Jefferson
Age: 90
Residence: Jefferson
Volume: 11
Certificate: 5443

Mike Veach

silverfish
12-15-2011, 08:45
Thanks to all who offered clarification!

T Comp
12-18-2011, 07:31
This is from the death records from Ancestory.com, Giving the date of his death and volume where his death certificate is filed.
Name: Julian P Vanwinkle
Death Date: 16 Feb 1965
Death Place: Jefferson
Age: 90
Residence: Jefferson
Volume: 11
Certificate: 5443

Mike Veach


Thanks to all who offered clarification!


Not that any more clarification is needed but as a matter of interest there is a photo of Pappy's cemetery headstone on page 3 of Mike Veach's Stitzel-Weller Time Line thread on BE too.