REVILO WINCHELL

BIOGRAPHY

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

REVILO 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.

Revilo 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 this work.

Revilo 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.

On 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.

Until 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.

On 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 neighborhood.

Reproduced by:

Linda D. Pingel

 

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