Marion Sinclair

1846–1864 (Age 18)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Marion

When Marion Sinclair was born about 1846, in Indiana, United States, his father, Richard Sinclair, was 32 and his mother, Catharine Hedden, was 32. He lived in Marion Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 February 1864, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Sinclair
Catharine Hedden
Emily Sinclair
James W. Sinclair
Marion Sinclair
Gilbert Sinclair
Mary Frances Sinclair

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1814–1899Male

  • Catharine Hedden




  • Emily Sinclair


  • Gilbert Sinclair


  • Male1842–1891Male

  • Male1846–1864Male

  • Mary Frances Sinclair


World Events (5)


Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 5

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 10

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Marion Sinkler in household of John Mc Nary, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maron Sinclair in household of Richard Sinclair, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marion Sinclair, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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