AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 499
WINCHELL, the esteemed subject of
this biography, is one of the oldest native born citizens of Rockville, Tolland
county, and for many years was associated with the mill interests of that
industrial city. Mr. Winchell comes
from one of the oldest families in the locality, his parents having settled
there in 1829.
Winchell was born in Rockville, Conn., March 23, 1837, in the old homestead of
his father, on West Main street. The
parents of Revilo Winchell were
Chauncy and Mary (Vibberts) Winchell, whose sketch appears in another portion of
Winchell was reared in Rockville and attended what was locally known as the
little brown school house, on West street; later he became a student on Maple
street. When about eighteen he
considered himself old enough to enter the Springville Mill and remained there
in various capacities, being in charge of the finishing room until January,
1885, since which time he has lived a rather retired life, enjoying the fruits
of a busier early one.
Jan. 9, 1864, Mr. Winchell was married to Miss Caroline O. Neff, the daughter of
Anson and Delacia (Manley) Neff, born March 18, 1840, in Ellington, Conn.
Anson Neff was a farmer and both he and his wife died in Ellington.
The sisters of Mrs. Winchell are Eliza, now Mrs. Ralph Wiers, of West
Stafford, and Nettie, now Mrs. Daniel Curtiss, of Ellington.
about 1866, Revilo Winchell resided in Union street, Rockville, but he then
removed to the pleasant and most comfortable home on West Main street, where he
has since lived. Although not much
of a politician, Mr. Winchell has strong opinions, is a staunch Republican, and
takes an active interest in the success of his party.
Being of a quiet and retiring disposition, he has never been willing to
be a candidate for any office.
Sept. 6, 1898, Mr. Winchell was unfortunately the victim of an accident.
He was thrown from his carriage when driving, and has never fully
recovered. Mrs. Winchell is one of
the most valued members of the Congregational Church in Rockville, and the
family is not only one of the most respected, but one of the best known in the
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