BIOGRAPHY OF CLINTON MCKAMY WINKLER
Clinton McKamy Winkler, born in North Carolina in 1820, came to Navarro County to live in 1847, and made his home at the McKinney Inn. In 1848 he was married to Mrs. Louisa Smith, widow of Thos. I. Smith. He was elected as a member of the Second Legislature of Texas and assisted in organization of Navarro County. He served in the Civil War, was promoted for bravery and service. Returning to Navarro County he became Judge of the 13th District in 1866, and in 1876, was a judge in the Court of Appeals. Judge Winkler was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife died in 1861, and in 1864, he was married to Miss Angelina V. Smith. He was the father of three children by his first wife, and six by his second. Judge Winkler was a successful and distinguished lawyer, vital in his acceptance of life's vicissitudes.
Judge Winkler died in 1882, and his body was buried in Oakwood,1 a part of the original one hundred acres deeded to the city.
*History of Navarro County (Dallas, Tex.: Southwest Press, 1933), p. 254.
Note by Roger Bartlett:
1. Oakwood Cemetery is in Corsicana, Texas.