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Emlyn Fox Sinton (Lynn)
 Born
12 August 1880 - Campton, Kane County, Illinois, United States of America - [ s1085 ]
 Died
24 January 1964 - Von Ormy, Bexar County, Texas, USA - [ s1085 s1468 ]
 Buried
Garfield Cemetery, Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois, United States of America - [  s1468 ]
 Father
Born 6 March 1855 - Died 8 September 1923
 Mother
Born 27 October 1859 - Died 21 February 1895
 Spouse
Born 13 June 1882 - Died 18 November 1950
 Married
2 June 1902 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America - [ s1455 ]
 Child 1
Born 20 March 1915 - Died 28 January 1978
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Lynn and Henrietta Sinton
Lynn and Henrietta Sinton
Photograph courtesy of Joy H. Jones, Colorado Springs

He was "of St Charles, IL", "a successful pharmacist, his father had left him a comfortable fortune, but he was caught in the financial crash of the early 1930s and I understand lost everything, even his home." [LBS]

From US Census taken on 8 January 1920
Family living at #81 West First Street, St. Charles Township, Kane County, Illinois.
Lynn's profession given as Proprietor of a Sporting Goods store.
[JHJ Feb 2009]

From US Census taken on 2 April 1930.
Family living at #628 Second Avenue North, St. Charles Township, Kane County, Illinois.
The home was owned and valued at $20,000 and they had a Radio Set.
Lynn's occupation given as News Dealer in his own Store.
[JHJ Feb 2009]

Lynn, Henrietta and Jean are listed as passengers on board the SS Ascania sailing from Cobh (Queenstown, Ireland), 18th August 1929 Arriving at Port of Montreal, Quebec 25 August 1929. Their address in the USA is given as St Charles, Illinois.
[JHJ Feb 2009]

Lynn, Henrietta and Jean are listed as passengers on board the SS Contessa sailing from Cristobal C Z (Canal Zone, Panama) August 28th 1940 Arriving at Port of New Orleans, LA. September 2nd 1940. Their address in the USA is given as Hotel Baker, St Charles, Illinois.
[JHJ Feb 2009]

Postcard image of Cunard Line RMS Ascania
RMS Ascania - Official Cunard Line Card
Built: 1923, Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle. Yard No: 971
Funnels: 1
Masts: 2
Tonnage: 14,013 GRT
Dimensions: 164.1 x 19.9 m / 538 x 65.3 ft.
Engines: Geared turbines from builders.
Twin Screw; 8,500 SHP; 15 kn
Hull: Steel, 2 Decks and shelter deck, fcsle & bridge-425 ft.
Passengers: 500-Cabin Class, 1,200-3rd Class
Crew: 270

The last Mersey Bar lightship, similar to the one in the image, is currently located in Canning dock, next to the Albert dock Complex, Liverpool.
The Ascania was launched on December 20, 1923. During 1924 building was halted for several months because of excessive wage and material costs. She was completed on May 2, 1925 and made her maiden voyage from London-Southampton-Quebec-Montreal on May 22, 1925. In December 1934 the Ascania rescued the crew of the sinking steamer Unsworth in mid-Atlantic. On August 24, 1939 she was fitted out as an armed merchant cruiser. During 1942 she served on Trooping duties. In 1943 she was refitted as an Infantry Landing ship. In 1944 she was reverted back to trooping. On December 20, 1947 she made her first post-war voyage from Liverpool to Halifax. In 1949 the Ascania was overhauled and refitted. Her new tonnage was listed at 14,440 GRT, and her passenger accommodation was changed to 198-1st Class, 498-Tourist Class. On April 21, 1950 she went back on the Liverpool to Montreal service. In December 1956 she was sold for scrap. On January 1, 1957 the Ascania arrived at Newport, Mon and broken up by J. Cashmore.
[RFSS Feb 2009]

Postcard image of Standard Fruit & Steamship Company SS Contessa
SS Contessa

At the time the Sinton family sailed in her she was being operated by the Standard Fruit & Steamship Company.
The following is taken from a company postcard -
'The SS Contessa and her sistership the SS Cefalu, swift oil-burning steamers, are especially constructed for tropical cruising. They maintain a high standard of comfort, courtesy and service for which the Standard Fruit fleet is famous.
The Standard Fruit & Steamship Company steamers sail weekly to Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico.'
[RFSS Feb 2009]

From his Death Certificate, a copy of which was kindly supplied by Rebecca Cisme on behalf of Lynn Etta Sinton Ward, he was cremated on 25 January 1964 at the Mission Cremetery, San Antonio, Texas, USA. He had lived his last fourteen years in Von Ormy, Bexar County, Texas.
[RFSS Feb 2009]

Headstone for Emlyn Fox Sinton 1880 - 1964
Headstone for Emlyn Fox Sinton 1880 - 1964
Garfield Cemetery, Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois
The headstone photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of rschramsr
The location is Garfield Cemetery, Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois, USA.
Link to the Find A Grave site for Emlyn Fox Sinton
[RFSS May 2011]
MARRIAGE NOTES
Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
Groom: Lynn F. Sinton
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1880
Groom's Birth Date: 1880
Bride: Henrietta E. Johnston
Bride's Age: 20
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1882
Bride's Birth Date: 1882
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 02 Jun 1902
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Film Number: 1030337
Frame Number:
Digital Film Number: 4270731
Image Number: 697
Reference Number: 345057
[RFSS Jan 2011]
SOURCES
[ s1085 ] Death Certificate - Certificate of Death issued by Texas Department of Health - Bureau of vital Statistics 24 January 1964. State file number 00821. Registrar's file number 21. - DC1964-24-01-LFS
[ s1468 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone - Garfield Cemetery, Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois, United States of America - H1964-24-01-EFS
[ s1455 ] Marriage Registration - Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 - Marriage of Lynn F. Sinton and Henrietta E. Johnstonn on 2 June 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America - Film Number: 1030337, Frame Number: ?, Digital Film Number: 4270731, Image Number: 697, Reference Number: 345057 - MR1902-02-06-LFS-HEJ
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