Bancroft and Beatrice Winsor grave site

Bancroft Winsor (1889-1939) & Beatrice Winsor (1893-1975)

The grandson of Capt. Alexander Winsor and the son of Walter P. Winsor, Bancroft Winsor gained recognition in horticultural circles for raising gladiolas on acreage in Rochester and selling the bulbs nationwide. Specimens of his gladiola plants won many awards at flower shows. Today his legacy is due  to starting a 35-acre apple orchard in Acushnet, which he named after his grandfather’s famous ship Flying Cloud. After his death, Bancroft’s wife Beatrice (Dunham) Winsor ran the Flying Cloud Orchard into the 1970s and was known locally as “The Apple Lady.” Today the Flying Cloud Orchard is still in business under different ownership.

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