Woman of the Century/Mrs. Angelina Virginia Winkler
WINKLER, Mrs. Angelina Virginia, journalist, born in Richmond, Va., and June, 1842. Her father. John Walton, and her mother, Elizabeth Tate Smith, were both of English descent, her father, a direct heir of Lady Mary Hamilton, of Manchester, England. Her mother was the owner of a valuable slave property, inherited from the Tates, of Virginia. At the time of Angelina's birth, her father was a merchant of Richmond, where he spent fifty years of his life, and reared and educated a family. She was educated in the Richmond Female Institute. Her early home life was of the ANGELINA VIRGINIA WINKLER. domestic order. When the war-cloud broke upon the South, she devoted herself to the care of the sick, the wounded and the dying soldiers in the hospitals. During those terrible years she lost her father, mother, a brother and other near relatives. The war swept away her estate, and the parental home was left a ruin, carrying with it valuable papers proving her right to a large estate in England. In June, 1864, she became the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Winkler, of the 4th Texas regiment, who shared the fortunes and misfortunes of Hood's famous Texas brigade. Mr. Winkler, at the opening of the war, was a prominent lawyer of Corsicana, Texas. After the surrender of Appomattox, Mrs. Winkler, with her husband, went to Corsicana, where they established a new home, and a family grew up around them. Mr. Winkler was absent most of the time, being a member of the State Legislature and a factor in the politics of the State, until called to serve as judge in the Court of Appeals, where, after six years of valuable service to his State, he died. Mrs. Winkler, before her husband's death, had contributed some popular articles to the "Southern Illustrated News" and "Magnolia," published in Richmond, Va., and newspapers and magazines in Texas and other Southern States. She then undertook the publication of a literary magazine, "Texas Prairie Flower," which she managed for three years. She was a member of the Texas Press Association. She was appointed honorary commissioner for her State to the World's Exhibition in New Orleans, and organized associations for work in the woman's department of Texas. Her chief work has been the preparation of a historical work, entitled " The Confederate Capital, and Hood's Texas Brigade." She is now associate editor and business manager of the " Round Table," a monthly magazine published in Texas.