Jeanette Sinclair

Femaleabout 1862–

Brief Life History of Jeanette

When Jeanette Sinclair was born about 1862, in Drummond Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, her father, Finlay Sinclair, was 36 and her mother, Jannett Patterson Wilson, was 26. She married Edward Curtis Mattes in 1890. She lived in Beckwith Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States for about 10 years.

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Edward Curtis Mattes
Jeanette Sinclair
about 1862–
Marriage: 1890

Sources (5)

  • Jeannette Mattes in household of Edward Mattes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jeanette Sinclair - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Jeanette Sinclair
  • Jeanette Sinclair, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Colorado War

    Age 1

    The Colorado War was a conflict between the United States and an alliance among the Kiowa, Araphaho, Cheyenne, and Comache nations of the Native American. The war was over the Eastern Plains of the Colorado Territory and resulted in the removal of the tribes.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 34

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle (Manche), so called from the dedication of its church to Saint Clarus (see Clare 3).

    Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

    History: The Scottish family Sinclair (see 1 above) came to southern Scotland in the twelfth century from Huntingdonshire with the de Morvilles. Descendants of these Sinclairs became earls of Caithness in the 15th century. The frequency of the surname in Caithness and Orkney is largely due to the adoption by tenants of the name of their overlord.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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