Milestones, Feb. 23, 1948

Born. To Mary Churchill Soames, 25, pretty, youngest daughter of Winston Churchill, and Christopher Soames, 27, Coldstream Guards captain: their first child (and Churchill's fifth grandchild), a son; in Croydon, England. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz.

Married. Winthrop Rockefeller, 35, grandson and an heir of John D. Sr.; and Barbara Paul Sears, 31; he for the first time, she for the second; in Palm Beach, Fla. (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

Died. Robert Kronfeld, 43, top-ranking international glider expert; in a glider crash; in Alton, Hampshire, England. Holder of early sailplane records, Vienna-born Kronfeld helped...

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