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Sarah Lockwood Winchester

by : Brittney Maldonado

My hero is Sarah Winchester. She married William Wirt Winchester who was the son of Oliver Winchester. Oliver made his millions by taking over the Henry Rifle Company. He soon changed the company's name to the Winchester Rifle Company. The people who were shot by the Winchester Rifle bestowed a curse on the Winchesters.

Sarah tried to end the curse that was bestowed on herself and her family. She went to a medium and he advised her to build a house for the spirits and never stop. If she stopped then the vengeful spirits would kill her too, along with her husband William, who died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, and her daughter Annie, who died from Marasmus, a childhood disease. He instructed her to move west and build a house for the spirits. Sarah then sold her house in New Haven, Connecticut and moved to San Jose, California and bought a house that used to belong to Dr. Caldwell. She soon hired workers to do construction for 24 hours a day. That lasted 38 years and the mansion had 3 elevators that were installed, 47 fireplaces, 10,000 windows, 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 40 stairways that lead to nowhere, 17 chimneys, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens.

She lived in San Jose, California. She lived through September 1839 to September 5, 1922. This person is important to me because she wanted to achieve something and wanted to save the lives of the Winchesters who were going to be killed by the curse.

I learned from her to never stop in what you believe in and give it all you got for as long as you live. She is a great woman who was trying to live forever. Unfortunately, it failed but she tried to make it work.

Sarah Lockwood Winchester is my hero and I told you where she lived, when she lived, and what she did when she was alive. I hope you liked my story and learned the basic things about Sarah and her background.

Page created on 11/4/2011 12:59:55 PM

Last edited 11/4/2011 12:59:55 PM

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