William Wirt Winchester (1837 - 1881) MP

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Birthplace: Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Occupation: Gun Company owner, 2nd President, Winchester President
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About William Wirt Winchester

William Wirt Winchester (1837 – March 7, 1881) was the second president of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company from 1880 to 1881.

He was the son of Oliver Fisher Winchester and Jane Ellen Hope and was born in Boston. His siblings include: Ann Rebecca Winchester (1835-1864) who married Charles B. Dye; and Hannah Jane Winchester who married Thomas Gray Bennett. William married Sarah Lockwood Pardee on September 30, 1862. On July 15, 1866, Sarah gave birth to their only child, Annie Pardee Winchester, but the baby died six weeks later of marasmus. William died in New Haven, Connecticut on March 7, 1881 of tuberculosis. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.

William Winchester was William Philo Hibbard's 6th cousin once removed -------------------- Gun Company Owner

William Wirt Winchester was the second president of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company from 1880 to 1881. He was the son of Oliver Fisher Winchester who manufactured and marketed the first Winchester repeating rifle.

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William Winchester's Timeline

1837
June 22, 1837
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1862
September 30, 1862
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA
1866
July 12, 1866
Age 29
1881
March 7, 1881
Age 43
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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New Haven, CT, USA