John Franklin Sink

Male7 August 1857–31 October 1933

Brief Life History of John Franklin

When John Franklin Sink was born on 7 August 1857, in Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, John Sink, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Simpson, was 28. He married Susan Anise McDonald on 23 February 1877, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 October 1933, in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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John Franklin Sink
Susan Anise McDonald
Marriage: 23 February 1877
Charles Albert Sink
Charity Sink

Sources (10)

  • John Zink in household of John Zink, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John F. Sink, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John Franklin Sink, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    23 February 1877St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 3

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 6

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

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    South German: rare variant of Zinck or Zink and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    English (Surrey): perhaps a variant of Sing .

    Slovenian (Šink): nickname from šink ‘(smoked) pig's neck’, dialectally also ‘neck of an animal’ in general.

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

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