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    Year PVW died?

    Can anyone confirm the year Pappy Van Winkle died?

    The BT website lists "Up until his death in 1963, ..."

    The Old Rip website (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 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.
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    Re: Year PVW died?

    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.
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    Re: Year PVW died?

    I also read it was 1965!

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    Re: Year PVW died?

    I figure his granddaughter should know, so 1965.

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    Re: Year PVW died?

    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

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    Re: Year PVW died?

    Thanks to all who offered clarification!
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    Re: Year PVW died?

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    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.
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