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George Lavelle Sinkins
Male 1902 - 1939


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  • Birth  12 Jul 1902  Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1925  Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    merchant 
    Residence  1939  258 Simeon St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misfortune  Apr 1939 
    suicide by gun 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-170194 
    Died  20 Apr 1939  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: suicide by gun 
    Person ID  I170194  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Eleanor G. "Nettie" Slater,   b. 1901, East Nissouri Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  11 Apr 1925  St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F49498  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Didn't Hear Dad Shoot Self - Kitchener - Police said Friday George L. Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, Kitchener, was found dead in his bed, Friday morning, with a bullet hole in his head. A .38 calibre revolver was found in the pocket of his pajamas with one cartridge fired. Chief County Coroner Dr. Ward Woolner, of Ayr, said the body had been released to the undertakers. Apparently a suicide, there will be not inquest he told police. According to police who investigated, Sinkins retired at eight o'clock, but went back downstairs about an hour later. Shortly after he returned to his bedroom, his wife, police said, heard an explosion, which she thought was only a door being slammed. Police said Sinkins four-year-old son, Jackie, sleeping with him at the time, did not hear the shot. When he awoke in the morning, the lad is said to have asked the maid to "come and see what Daddy looks like". George Lavelle Sinkins - George Lavelle Sinkins, 258 Simeon Street, buyer for J.M. Schneider, Limited, died suddenly April 20, at his home. He was born in Lakeside and was 36 years of age. Surviving are his wife, who before her marriage was Nellie Slatter, three sons, one brother and one sister.

      Waterloo Chronicle Apr 28 1939 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 17189 (1925), Sinkins-Slater..
      George L. Sinkins, 22, Merchant, res. Lakeside, b. East Nissouri, son of William Sinkins (b. Perth Co) and Charlotte Martin married Eleanor L. Slater, 23, res. Lakeside b. E. Nissouri, daughter of John Slater (b. Perth Co) and Eleanor King, Witn: Lawrence Sinkins and Verda L. Slater Both of Lakeside, 11 April 1925 At St. James Church in St. Mary's.

    2. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, Apr 28 1939 pg 3.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Jul 1902 - Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1925 - Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1925 - St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - 258 Simeon St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide by gun - 20 Apr 1939 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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