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George Herbert Sinton
 Born
24 May 1858 - Collins Center, Erie, New York, United States of America - [ s1207 ]
 Died
15 September 1930 - Pasadena, Pasadena County, California, United States of America
 Buried
30 December 1936 - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [  s1108 ]
 Father
Born 12d 8mo 1820 - Died 14d 12mo 1914
 Mother
Born 21 December 1823 - Died 28 May 1893
 Spouse
Born 10 December 1857 - Died 21 August 1943
 Married
30 December 1880 - Caroline Center, Tompkins County, New York, United States of America - [ s1208 ]
 Child 1
Born 3 June 1883 - Died 3 June 1883
 Child 2
Born 2 July 1884 - Died 2 July 1884
 Child 3
Born 3 May 1886 - Died 17 November 1899
 Child 4
Born 10 February 1888 - Died 15 March 1971
 Child 5
Born 17 December 1890 - Died 4 March 1948
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Photograph of George Herbert Sinton and family circa 1896
George Herbert Sinton and family circa 1896.
Photograph courtesy of Joy H. Jones, Colorado Springs

California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
Name: George Herbert Sinton
Event Type: Voter Registration
Event Date: 25 Jun 1896
Event Year Range:
Event Place: Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
Age: 38
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Birthplace: New York
Page: 3
GS Film number: 976931
Digital Folder Number: 005028154
Image Number: 00452
[RFSS Apr 2013]

United States Census, 1 June 1900
Name: George H. Sinton
Event Place: Colorado Springs city Ward 3, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 20
Birth Date: May 1858
Birthplace: New York
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1880
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
District: 28
Sheet Number and Letter: 16A
Household ID: 365
Line Number: 13
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240124
Digital Folder Number: 004118997
Image Number: 00109
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadGeorge H. SintonM42New York
WifeMary A. SintonF43New York
SonHerbert G. SintonM12Colorado
SonErnest A. SintonM10Colorado
[RFSS Aug 2014]

United States Census, 1 January 1920
Name: George H. Sinton
Event Place: Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent: Own
Birth Year (Estimated): 1859
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
District: 510
Sheet Number and Letter: 14B
Household ID: 124
Line Number: 97
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1820117
Digital Folder Number: 004293717
Image Number: 00468
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadGeorge H. SintonM61New York
WifeMary A. S. SintonF62New York
RoomerChristopher SchadeM57Minnesota
[RFSS Apr 2011]

Born - Gowanda, Erie County N.Y. May 24, 1858 (from MSS diaries)

There is some confusion as to his date of death - paper gives 10 Sep, one version gives 14 and another 15 Sep, 15 Sep 1930, is from the 4 generation chart by Bart Green, etc. Also showed his birth as 24 May 1858.
Living in Ithaca, New York, USA, 1869.
Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, 1881.

From a sketch by his brother, probably about 1944:

'... was born on a farm in Erie County, New York where he lived until 1869 when the family moved to Ithaca, New York to take advantage of the educational facilities of that town. He graduated from the high school there and later took lectures at Cornell University.

Aside from his studies he gained quite a business experience in selling the products of the vegetable and fruit farm operated by his father.

... (Joseph) was a member of the Society of Friends or Quakers

... (Prudence) came from a long line of New England stock and her parents were Baptists.

In later life George H. and his family identified themselves with the Unitarian Church.

... He married 30 December 1880 Mary Arathusia Snow (born 10 December 1857, died 21 August 1943) daughter of James Snow and Sarah Jane Taft.

... (Mary) was a student he met while at school.

In August 1881 he came to Colorado Springs and joined his brother Melvin M. Sinton and cousin Louis A. Bartlett who were conducting a small dairy located on East Willamette Avenue. A short time later Mr. Bartlett retired after which the business was conducted under the firm name of Sinton Bros. The business was enlarged rapidly and has grown steadily since that time.

At one time business was merged with the Rustic Home Dairy under the name of the Sinton-Rustic Home Dairy Company. Later it took the name of the Sinton Dairy Company and it is still a corporation under that title.

Great changes have taken place since George H. Sinton located here. In the early days of his residence here the dairies were run in a very crude manner. The cows ran at large on the prairies east of the city in the summertime and were rounded up and yarded for milking and for the night. Milking was generally done in the open corrals during the summertime, the cows remaining outdoors all of the time. The proper care of milk was not understood at that time and it was hard to keep it from souring. Few people had refrigerators and most dairies made two deliveries each day during hot weather. George made a study of the care and handling of milk and soon overcame many of these early difficulties. He was one of the first to change to the use of bottles instead of the earlier way of pouring or dipping the milk into the receptacles of the patrons.

The dairy was among the first to use alfalfa and corn silage. Purebred sires were used from the start and breeding for vigor and high butterfat content of the milk was stressed.

Mr. Sinton took an interest in public affairs but was not partisan. He served one term as a member of the board of Aldermen.

"Because of failing health he moved to Pasadena, California, in 1917, but retained his interest in the Company until his death. He was active in the business for 36 years.

After his retirement his oldest son, Herbert G. Sinton, took his place as manager of the Sales Department and later he secured a controlling interest in the Company.

George spent most of the active years of his life in the organization and management of the Sinton dairy which is now (1944) probably the oldest established business in Colorado Springs. He had a host of friends and his relations with his employees was very satisfactory, many of them remaining with the Company through the years.

George H. Sinton was a man of integrity and high moral character and he lived an active and useful life. He died at his home in Pasadena, California, September 15, 1930 at the age of 72.'


Obituary in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph published on Tuesday 16 September 1930 reads
GEORGE H. SINTON DIES IN PASADENA, CALIF.

George H. Sinton, 71, former prominent resident of Colorado Springs, died at his home in Pasadena, Calif., yesterday afternoon following a long illness according to word received here by his son, Herbert G. Sinton.

Mr. Sinton came here from New York state in 1880 and with his brother, M. M. Sinton started the Sinton dairy, one of the oldest businesses in the Pikes Peak region.

He moved to California in 1917 where he has resided since that time. With him at the time of his death was his son, Ernest Sinton.

The body will be brought home for burial.


The transcript comes courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections

[RFSS Dec 2009]

The following Obituary was published in the Pasadena Star-News on 16 September 1930, page 2.
George H. Sinton

George H. Sinton of 483 Prescott Street passed away yesterday. He was a native of New York and had engaged in the dairy business in Colorado for forty years. He retired from business in 1917 and had made his residence in Pasadena for the last thirteen years. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary A. Sinton; two sons, Ernest A. and Herbert G. Sinton: a brother, Melvin M. Sinton of Colorado Springs, Colorado and a sister, Mrs M. J. Otis of Pasadena.

The body may be viewed by friends from 2 to 4 p. m., Wednesday at the C. F. Lamb Funeral Home, 415 East Orange Grove Avenue, after which it will be sent to Colorado Springs, for funeral services and burial in the family lot.

Obituary kindly supplied by Elizabeth Miles, the present occupier of 483 Prescott.

[RFSS Mar 2008]

Headstone of George Herbert Sinton 1858 - 1930
Headstone of George Herbert Sinton 1858 - 1930
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
The headstone photograph comes from Joy H. Jones, Colorado Springs
The location is Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America.
To view a map of the Evergreen Cemetery and the location of the grave, click on MAP
[RFSS Oct 2009]

In correspondence with the authorities at Evergreen Cemetery they found George H. Sinton on the lot card for Joseph Sinton in Block 2, lot 16 and there is a note that George's ashes were placed in the headstone foundation December 30, 1936.
[RFSS Jun 2009]
MARRIAGE NOTES
The marriage took place in the bride's home.
SOURCES
[ s1207 ] Unspecified - Mary Snow Sinton Diaries - MSS1858-24-05-GHS - Tutt Library, Colorado College, United States of America
[ s1108 ] Cemetery Record - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America burial of George Herbert Sinton on 30 December 1936 in Block 00002 000016 000000 0000NW - CR1936-30-12-GHS
[ s1208 ] Obituary - Published in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on Sunday 22 August 1943 - OB1943-22-08-MASS
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