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Elmore Winfrey

Birthplace: Poplar Creek, Montgomery, Michigan, United States
Death: October 15, 1988 (87)
Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sanford Elias Winfrey and Ella Winfrey
Husband of Beatrice Winfrey
Father of Lee Willis Winfrey; Private; Private; Private; Private and 9 others
Brother of VinDee Winfrey; Alonzo Winfrey; Private; Woodrow Winfrey; Alonzo Winfrey and 16 others

Managed by: Damon Manning
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About Elmore Winfrey

Oprah’s paternal grandfather was Elmore Winfrey (the son of Sanford Elias Winfrey and Ella Staples). Elmore was born in Mississippi. Sanford was the son of Constantine Winfrey, who was born a slave, in Georgia, and of Violet A. Nunn, who was also born a slave, in North Carolina. Constantine likely took his surname from a slave owner, Absalom F. Winfrey. Oprah’s great-grandmother Ella was the daughter of William Staples and Abigail Howard.

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Elmore Winfrey's Timeline

March 12, 1901
Poplar Creek, Montgomery, Michigan, United States