WINDLE, Francis, of East Marlborough, married Mary Jackson, 4,14,1733,
daughter of Isaac and Ann Jackson, of Londongrove. One Dorothy Windle,
perhaps a sister, was married, 6,6,1728, to John Smith of Marlborough.
The children of Francis and Mary were Thomas, Ann, William, John, David,
Moses, Isaac, James, and Mary. The father died 9,26,1788, aged about
eighty-seven years. The descendants of this family are pretty fully traced
in the genealogy of the Jackson family. it is there stated that the son
John died in his twenty-fifth year, but later investigations indicate that
he went to the West and lived to a great age, leaving descendants.
WINDLE, Dr. Lewis -- Lewis Windle married Mary Stroude, to whom were born
twelve children, of whom the fifth was Lewis. He was born Jan. 17, 1819,
in West Fallowfield township. He passed his boyhood on his father's farm,
educated in the common schools, and afterwards attended the Unionville
Academy of professor Jonathan Gause, where he was classically educated. He
began reading medicine with Dr. Isaac Thurman Warld, and attended lectures
at the Washington University, at Baltimore, where he graduated in high rank
march 3, 1846. He immediately began the practice of his profession at
Brandywine, where he remained one and a half years. He then removed to
Cochranville, where he was engaged in a very large and successful practice
uninterruptedly to his death, April 20, 1879. During his extended practice
of thirty-three years he purchased the farm in Highland township where his
widow, Sarah Baker Windle, now resides. He was married June 8, 1859, to
Sarah Baker, daughter of Thomas and Ann (Rakestraw), by whom he had five
children,--Horace L., Lewis B., T. Frank, Annie M., and William Clinton.
Dr. Windle was noted as a skillful and learned physician, and was highly
esteemed by the medical fraternity and the community at large. He was a
member of the Baptist Church at Atglen, which his family attends. He was a
Whig and subsequently a Republican, and was active for his party, although
he was never a candidate for office. He was respected for his many
personal qualities of heart and mind, and the impress of his busy life was
largely felt in great good done to humanity in his profession of the
healing art and of surgery.