Born: March 29, 1847, Mid­dle­port, Ohio. Since Scott was not a fa­mi­ly name, it seems like­ly Weed­en was named af­ter Am­eri­can Ge­ne­ral Win­field Scott, who was fight­ing the Mex­ican-Am­eri­can War at the time of Weed­en’s birth.

Died: Ju­ly 31, 1908, Bis­by Lake, New York.

Buried: Wood­lawn Ce­me­tery, New York Ci­ty. His tomb­stone bears the ti­tle of his song: I Sur­ren­der All.



Winfield was the son of Is­aac Wee­den and Sar­ah Farr.

He was con­vert­ed as a young adult, and mar­ried at age 21. He taught in sing­ing schools for sev­er­al years, and en­tered the ev­an­gel­ism field around 1889, us­ing his sing­ing gift to lead mu­sic at YMCA, Chris­tian En­dea­vor and Ep­worth League con­ven­tions.

He spent the end of his life in New York Ci­ty, where he owned the Wi­no­na Ho­tel at 10 East 9th Street.




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