Charles Fremont Sinclair

30 November 1858–16 June 1939 (Age 80)
Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Fremont

When Charles Fremont Sinclair was born on 30 November 1858, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, William H Sinclair, was 29 and his mother, Esther R Reese, was 22. He married Phoebe Jane Summers on 20 September 1883, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States. He died on 16 June 1939, in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Fremont Sinclair
Phoebe Jane Summers
Marriage: 20 September 1883

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World Events (8)

Age 5
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
Age 21
After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 23
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): name of a powerful Scottish clan, originally a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche or Saint-Clairl’Évêque in Calvados, so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Clarus ( see Clare 3).2 Jewish: Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Charles F Sinclair, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles F Sinclair, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chas L Sinclair in household of William H Sinclair, "United States Census, 1880"

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