Connecticut

William Winchester dies, leading to Sarah Winchester’s creation of the Winchester Mystery House

March 7, 1881 New Haven, Connecticut William Winchester dies of “pulmonary consumption” (now known as tuberculosis) William Winchester was the son of the founder of the Winchester Arms Co., and the inventor of the repeating rifle. His financial success from the sale of weapons transferred to Sarah upon his death, in the form of $20… Continue reading William Winchester dies, leading to Sarah Winchester’s creation of the Winchester Mystery House