Nora Ray Sinclair

Female15 April 1941–15 February 2000

Brief Life History of Nora Ray

When Nora Ray Sinclair was born on 15 April 1941, in Bosque, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Ray Sinclair, was 21 and her mother, Avis Pearl Caughron, was 22. She died on 15 February 2000, in Pottsboro, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ray Sinclair
1920–1992
Avis Pearl Caughron
1918–1998
Tommie Elizabeth Sinclair
1938–2010
Nora Ray Sinclair
1941–2000

Sources (2)

  • Nora Ray Sinclair, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Nona Armstrong in entry for Mrs Tommie E Squyres, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 8

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 17

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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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