William Wirt Winchester
|William Wirt Winchester|
|Born||June 22, 1837
|Died||March 7, 1881 (aged 43)
New Haven, Connecticut
|Cause of death||Tuberculosis|
|Resting place||Evergreen Cemetery|
|Known for||Winchester Repeating Arms Company|
|Children||Annie, died in infancy 1866|
|Parent(s)||Oliver Fisher Winchester, Jane Ellen Hope|
William Wirt Winchester (June 22, 1837 – March 7, 1881) was the treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, a position he held until his death in 1881.
He was born on June 22, 1837 to Oliver Fisher Winchester and Jane Ellen Hope in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 Pardee on September 30, 1862. The couple had one child, Annie Pardee Winchester, born July 15, 1866, who died 9 days later from marasmus. William died in New Haven, Connecticut on March 7, 1881 of tuberculosis. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven. After his death, his wife Sarah Winchester went on to build the Winchester Mystery House.
The William Wirt Winchester Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut was established in his honour by his wife for the treatment of tuberculosis. The hospital was later sold and became a Veteran's Administration Hospital. The Private Pavilion at Yale New Haven Hospital was then renamed in his honour.
Oliver Fisher Winchester
|President of Winchester Repeating Arms Company