Mary Winchell

Female2 March 1847–11 August 1921

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Winchell was born on 2 March 1847, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She married Henry Sanford Brownell in 1861. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Mills, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 11 August 1921, in Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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Henry Sanford Brownell
Mary Winchell
Marriage: 1861
Laura Alice Brownell
Henry H Brownell
Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Brownell
Minerva Irene Brownell

Sources (11)

  • M E Brownell in household of H S Brownell, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Mary Winchell Brownell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mrs H S Brownell in entry for Mrs Laura Alice Simpson Brownell, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (4)

    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

    Age 1

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and is open 22 hours per day . 


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 20

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same personal name or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.

    Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

    Americanized form of Jewish Winschel .

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

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