Biography of Capt. Winston Menzies
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

Capt. Winston Menzies, editor and proprietor of the "Evening and Weekly Sun," Mt. Vernon, is a native of Posey county, and a son of Maj. G. V. Menzies, born in Mt. Vernon November 22, 1876. He was educated in the public schools of Posey county and the New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-the Hudson, New York. Later he entered the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Ind., graduating in the class of 1897. He then took up newspaper work, and was reporter on the "Daily Democrat" one summer. He then went to St. Louis, and was employed on the "Republic" staff until the breaking out of the SpanishAmerican war. In April, 1898, he enlisted as a private in Company H, One Hundred and Fifty ninth Indiana infantry, and on July 11, 1898, was transferred to the One Hundred and Sixty first Indiana infantry, and commissioned captain of Company B. His regiment was sent South, assigned to the Seventh army corps, under Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, and served through the entire Cuban campaign. To Captain Menzies belongs the distinction of being the youngest captain in the Seventh army corps. He received his commission before he was twenty two. He was mustered out of the service in April, 1899, and returned to Mt. Vernon, again engaging in the newspaper work, this time as city editor of the "Democrat." In 1901 he went to Fort Wayne, in the employ of the United Boxboard & Paper Company, and remained there until 1905, when he went to Indianapolis for the same company. In 1907 he again returned to Mt. Vernon, and became managing editor of the "Evening Sun," which was organized at that time. In December, 1909, he bought the paper, and is now the sole owner. Captain Menzies was married April 30, 1901, to Miss Irma Wasem, eldest daughter of Louis Wasem, a prominent merchant of Mt. Vernon and Evansville. To Captain and Mrs. Menzies has been born one child: Esther Hovey, born at Fort Wayne, February 4, £902. Captain Menzies is a member of Camp Fee, Spanish American War Veterans; the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and the Press Club of Indianapolis.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.

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