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Sarah Winchester

Death: Sep 5, 1922

Birthplace: New Haven

Nationality: United States

Sarah Winchester

Date of Death : Sep 5, 1922
Birth Place : New Haven

Sarah L. Winchester was the wife of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to his estate and a 50 percent holding in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company following his death from tuberculosis in 1881. It has been theorized she was convinced she was cursed and the only way to alleviate it was to never complete the construction of her California home. Sarah used her fortune to continue construction on the San Jose mansion for 38 consecutive years. Since her death, the sprawling Winchester Mystery House has become a popular tourist attraction, known for its many staircases and corridors leading nowhere.


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