Name: William Keene Winslow
Birth: 16 AUG 1846 in Winslow Farm, Benezette, Elk Co, Pa
Death: 3 AUG 1913 in University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial: 1913 Winslow Hill, Benezette, Pa
Religion: Church of the Messiah, Mt Pleasant, PA
Census: 1880 Brother in law McClelland Johnson 14 yrs old living with him and Mary
Census: 1900 Benezette, Elk, Pennsylvania William Kas a farmer and Mary A and entire family
Census: 1910 Benezette, Elk, Pennsylvania William K and Mary A and entire family including Eva who ws now separated from her husband
William bought the farm he was born on in 1875. He helped his father convert the forest into farm land. He received his education in the common schools of Benezette.
He stepped backward into a stairwell on the barn floor and fell to the basement. He was paralyzed and the doctor felt that his neck and spine were fractured. He was taken to the University Hospital in Philadelphia where he died. From the Renova Daily Record: Winslow was taken to the hospital on Saturday in a special train after he had fallen down stairs at home. The run between Driftwood and that city was made in record time, the train having been given the right of way. The special was met at Thirty Second and Market Streets by an ambulance from the hospital. An operation was performed immediately but proved of no avail. They were members of the Church of the Messiah.
His wife Mary died within the year from cancer. She never knew that her husband had died because of her health.
Their Winslow homestead (as of August 2002) still stands but is in terrible disrepair and no longer owned by the family. It is located at the bottom of the valley on Winslow Hill.
WILLIAM K. WINSLOW, farmer, P.O. Benezette, is a son of Charles. K. and Rebecca (Hicks). Winslow, the eldest of seven children, and was born in Benezette township, Elk Co., Penn., August 20, 1846, upon the farm where he now resides, and which he purchased in 1875. He received his education in the common schools of Benezette. He married, November 6, 1870, Miss Minnie Lesh, of St. Mary's, Penn., and to them was born one child, Minnie (now deceased). His wife died, August 10, 1872, and in January, 1875, he married Miss Mary M., a daughter of Andrew J. and Eliza M. Johnston, of DuBois, Penn. Mr. and Mrs. Winslow have bad a family of eight children: Eva E., Lorena M. (deceased), Bruce M., Charles B. (deceased), Sylvanus J., William S., Merton H. and Ella E. Mi. and Mrs. Winslow are members of the Church of the Messiah, at Mount Pleasant, Penn.
Father: Charles Keene Winslow b: 23 JAN 1818 in Bristol, Maine
Mother: Rebecca "Becky" Hicks b: 2 NOV 1826 in Gibson Twp, Clearfield Co, PA
Minnie Lesh b: 28 MAY 1848
6 NOV 1870
in Benezette, PA
- Minnie I. Winslow b: ABT 1872 in Benezette, Elk, Pennsylvania
Mary Martha "Minnie" Johnston b: 4 SEP 1856 in Bells Mills,Reynoldsville,Jefferson Co, PA
1 JAN 1875
in Jefferson Co, Pa
- William Alonzo Winslow b: 28 FEB 1887 in Winslow Hill, Benezette , Elk County, PA
- Bruce M Winslow b: 8 APR 1879 in Benezette PA
- James "Sy" Sylvanus Winslow b: 26 JAN 1883 in Benezette,Elk, PA
- Merton Hartman Winslow b: 28 JUN 1888 in Winslow Hill, Benezette, PA
- Ella E(liza) Winslow b: 30 JAN 1890 in Winslow Farm, Benezette, Elk Co, Pa
- Eva Estelle Winslow b: 16 OCT 1875 in Benezette, Elk Co., PA
- Charles Benton Winslow b: 1881 in Benezette PA
- Lorena H Winslow b: 1877 in Benezette PA