Sarah Winchester

About Sarah Winchester

Birth Day: September 1, 1839
Birth Place: New Haven, CT
Died On: Sep 5, 1922 (age 83)
Birth Sign: Virgo

Sarah Winchester Net Worth

Sarah Winchester was bornon September 1, 1839 in New Haven, CT. Famous for ordering the construction of a unique California estate known as the Winchester Mystery House, she oversaw four decades of continuous additions to the mansion because she believed her family was cursed and took the word of a psychic medium that tragedy would ensue if the labyrinthine home was ever completed.

💰 Net worth: 15 Million

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About

Famous for ordering the construction of a unique California estate known as the Winchester Mystery House, she oversaw four decades of continuous additions to the mansion because she believed her family was cursed and took the word of a psychic medium that tragedy would ensue if the labyrinthine home was ever completed.

Before Fame

Upon her husband's death of tuberculosis in early 1881, she was given ownership of half of the Winchester Company, meaning that she lived on approximately one thousand dollars per day (which, in 2015, would equal close to 25,000 dollars a day).

Trivia

Although Winchester's biographer disputes the claim, legend holds it that, due to Winchester's obsession with the number thirteen, many architectural features of the Winchester Mystery House (such as bathrooms, windows, etc.) were constructed in numbers or clusters of thirteen.

Family Life

Born on an uncertain date in March of 1839 to Leonard Pardee and Sarah Burn, Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester spent her youth in Newhaven, Connecticut. In 1862, she married Winchester Repeating Arms Company heir william Wirt Winchester; tragically, the couple's one child, Annie Pardee Winchester, died in infancy.

Associated With

Like Winchester's father-in-law, Oliver Winchester, railway and shipping mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed enough wealth through his Business pursuits to fund his descendants' construction of magnificent estates that later served as tourist attractions. Vanderbilt's son, George Washington Vanderbilt II, oversaw the construction of the famous Biltmore Estate in the late 1880s and early 1890s.