Biography of Col. J. H. Sinclair
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Col. J. H. Sinclair, widely known auctioneer of Columbiana County, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in Hanover Township, Columbiana County, Oct. 25, 1888, and is the son of Leroy W. and Sarah F. (Ehehart) Sinclair. Leroy W. Sinclair is deceased, his widow resides at Hanoverton, Ohio.

J. H. Sinclair attended the public schools of Columbiana County and was graduated from the Missouri Auction School, Kansas City, Mo., in 1914. Since that time he has been engaged in that particular line of work at Hanoverton and vicinity.

On Aug. 26, 1919, Mr. Sinclair was united in marriage with Miss Nellie E. Taylor, the daughter of Frank and Flora (Chandler) Taylor. They have no children.

During the World War, Mr. Sinclair enlisted July 25, 1918, and was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., where he became a member of a replacement outfit in the field artillery. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Jan. 10, 1919.

Mr. Sinclair is a Republican and is now serving as township clerk and clerk of the school board. He has served as mayor. He holds membership in the Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Salem Commandery, Lake Erie Consistory, Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland, and the American Legion. Mr. Sinclair is a prominent citizen of the community and is highly esteemed.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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