Samuel Sumner Winn was born in Liberty County,
Georgia, July 25, 1858. His father, a Presbyterian minister,
moved from Georgia to Illinois early in the career of Mr. Winn in
order to escape the evil surroundings of slavery.
At Knox and
Lake Forest Academies and at
University Mr. Winn acquired his education.
He was admitted to the bar in Chicago
1877, and began the practice of his profession in Peoria. From
Peoria he came to Kansas City in 1881.
As Assistant City Counselor under Slavens and
Middlebrook, Mr. Winn made in enviable record for himself gaining a
knowledge of municipal law which few possess.
Mr. Winn was married to Miss Helen O'Hara, of