Kenneth Alden Winn

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, Jan 7, 1927
Page One

Former Watkinsville Boy's Body Brought From China For Burial In Barrow

The body of Kenneth Alden Winn, 23, son of Rev. and Mrs. L.A. Winn, formerly of Watkinsville and High Shoals, who died in the Royal Navy hospital at Hongkong, China, on October 13, was brought back home Monday and interred at Chapel church, two miles below Winder, on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by Rev. John H. Wood, of Winder, and was under the direction of the Winder branch of the American Legion.

Mr. Winn was born in Oconee and was a graduate of the Georgia Military college at Milledgeville. After his graduation he joined the navy and was in the quartermaster's division. For two years he was located in Hongkong, where he died.

He was in fine health until he suffered from exposure in protecting missionaries and others in the recent Chinese uprisings. He was taken to the hospital in Hongkong, where he died.

It was requested of his family by the navy department that his body be interred at Arlington national cemetery, Washinton (si), but they preffered (sic) his native state as his final resting place.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A.A. Thomas, of Gainesville, and Mrs. W.W. Thomas of our county.