William Winchell

22 January 1821–9 September 1888 (Age 67)
Hebron, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Winchell was born on 22 January 1821, in Hebron, Washington, New York, United States, his father, James D. Winchell, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Wakeley, was 28. He married Eunice Hodges about 1840, in New York, United States. He lived in Stockbridge, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 9 September 1888, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Lafayette B. Winchell
Perley May Winchell
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.2 Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Winchell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Winchel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Winchel, "United States Census, 1880"

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