Richard Winter

5 March 1859–27 August 1928 (Age 69)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Winter was born on 5 March 1859, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Winter, was 21 and his mother, Christina Turner, was 21. He married Minnie Gertrude "Marion" Read on 28 December 1889, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ferrysburg, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Sullivan, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 27 August 1928, in Fruitport, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Spring Lake Cemetery, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Richard Winter
Minnie Gertrude "Marion" Read
Marriage: 28 December 1889
George Winter
Nelson Norman Winter
Mary C. Winter
Raymond Winter
Bessie Christina Winter
Freddie Winter

Spouse and Children

28 December 1889
Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States


    George Winter


    Nelson Norman Winter


    Mary C. Winter




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Winter


    Christina Turner




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 9

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 19

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname or byname for someone of a frosty or gloomy temperament, from Middle English, Middle High German, Danish, Swedish winter (Old English winter, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr). The Swedish name can be ornamental.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Winter ‘winter’, either an ornamental name or one of the group of names denoting the seasons, which were distributed at random by government officials. Compare Summer , Fruhling , and Herbst .3 Irish: Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla-Gheimhridh ‘son of the lad of winter’, from geimhreadh ‘winter’. This name is also Anglicized McAlivery.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Winter in entry for Nelson N Winter, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Richard Winter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Winters in household of George Winters, "United States Census, 1880"

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