|William Grant Winbourn died very suddenly at his home last Sunday about 3 p. m. of heart failure. He had been complaining for several days, but Sunday morning seemed much better and no one was prepared for so sudden a shock. Almost every day during the previous week he would take a short (walk?) over town but complained a little of feeling tired and worn out.
Mr. Winbourn was the founder of Fort Lupton, moving here in 1862 from Kansas, and made this his home ever since, only living in Denver during two or three winters, to school his children. He owned considerable property both in town and in the country, which he accumulated by his own energetic way. He was always honest, conscientious, enterprising in all his dealings--kind and courteous to all; he will be greatly missed by all, both old and young.
Mr. Winbourn was born in Greensboro, N. C., Oct. 28, 1825, therefore would have been 74 years old the 28th of this month. He moved to Allen county, Kansas, in 1855, and then to Anderson county of the same state in 1859. He came to this county in 1862, moved on his present farm in 1863.
He was elected to the office of county commissioner in 1869, and county treasurer in 1873, resigning the next year and became the democratic nominee for state senator for the counties of Weld and Larimer, but was defeated by his personal friend, Ben Eaton, by the small majority of forty.
He was married three times, the last being to Mrs. Halliday, a few months ago. After the last marriage he and Mrs. Winbourn spent the summer in California, returning about six weeks ago.
He leaves, besides his wife, four children, T. C. Winbourn, a prominent farmer near town; R. L. Winbourn, one of Lupton's most energetic business men and justice of the peace; Mrs. E. E. Carl and Mrs. W. G. Burge. Four other children are dead. All were born to him from his first wife. He has one brother S. D. Winbourn at Cortez, Colo., who has just returned home from a visit with him, the first in several years; Mrs. Wisdom of Limerick (sic), Ala., and Mary Winbourn, who makes her home with her nephew, T. C. Winbourn.