People of Brookline

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Alfred Winsor Weld, 1882
1869 - 1956; married, 1893, Theresa Davis; parents: Richard Harding Weld and Laura Townsend Winsor; lived on his father's farm on Weld St. in West Roxbury

Known as "Winsor", he graduated from Harvard in 1891 and was an investment broker associated for many years with the firm Paine, Webber, Jackson and Curtis. At the end of World War I he served as a major with the American Red Cross in Greece, leading relief efforts for tens of thousands of refugees in the Aegean Islands. He was decorated for this work by the Greek government. Winsor was the president of the Boston Skating Club in Allston and a founder and first president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. His daughter, Theresa Weld Blanchard, was a figure skating champion who competed in both individual and pairs skating in three Olympics, winning an individual bronze medal in 1920. She was also the longtime editor of Skating magazine, originally published out of her home in Brookline. Both Winsor and Theresa were among the first class of inductees into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. After the death of his father he lived with his mother at 109 Beacon St., Boston before getting married, in 1919, to Bertha Rinaldo Eldridge. He died in July 1920 at their summer home in Harwichport. May Margaret Winsor, featured in the Ethel Stanwood tintype album, is his first cousin, daughter of his motherís brother, Alfred Winsor. (See his older brother Richardís photo for more information on the family).