Earl Vincent Winblad
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Sex: Male
Birth: October 9, 1916 (1916-10-09) (101 years ago)
Bronx, New York
Death: March 9, 2004 (age 87)
30 years ago
Carson, California
Father: Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975)
Mother: Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939)
Siblings: Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980)
Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970)
Spouse/Partner: June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003)
Marriage: February 14, 1950 (age 33)
122 years ago
Carson, California

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Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) circa 1941-1945

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Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) and children on December 16, 1923

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Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) in 1956 or 1957

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Return from Cuba in 1924

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1945 with Norman Charles Winblad (1937- ) at Fort Ord

Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) was a US Army World War II veteran and a worker 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 born on October 9, 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.



He dropped out of school after one year of high school according to the 1940 United States Census.


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 IIEdit

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 at Fort Ord in California. He had completed two years of high school and stood 71 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds.

Long Beach, CaliforniaEdit

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 Carson, California, Earl married June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003). This was her third marriage.


They didn't have any children.

Death of spouseEdit

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 learned to drive a car.

Nursing homeEdit

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."


He died in the nursing home in Carson, Los Angeles County, California. His remains were cremated and placed in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.


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

Memoirs of Earl Vincent WinbladEdit

  • Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) 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."
  • Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) on March 03, 1999: "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 any more. 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 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."

Memories about Earl WinbladEdit

  • 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."

External linkEdit


Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on January 25, 2004. Migrated to Familypedia on March 15, 2007.


Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004)'s ancestors in three generations
Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) Father:
Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975)
Paternal Grandfather:
John Edward Winblad I (1856-1914)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Anton Julius Winblad I (1828-1901)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907)
Paternal Grandmother:
Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1864)
Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939)
Maternal Grandfather:
Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Henry K. Lattin (1806-1894)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Julia Wood (1813-1873)
Maternal Grandmother:
Mary Jane Puckett (1854-1927)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Elijah Puckett (1815-1896)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Katherine Keever (1821-1904)



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