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George Taylor Sinton
 Born
24 June 1892 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s913 s1116 ]
 Died
5 July 1970 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s913 s1116 ]
 Buried
8 July 1970 - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [  s1115 s1116 ]
 Father
Born 8d 8mo 1862 - Died 21 December 1955
 Mother
Born 27 March 1867 - Died 1 March 1956
 Spouse
Born 22 February 1888 - Died 22 April 1961
 Married
3 September 1921 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s3003 ]
 Child 1
Born 11 March 1925 - Died 6 April 1925
 Child 2
Born 9 October 1926 - Died 16 October 1927
 Child 3
Born 8 November 1927 - Died 7 April 2016
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GENERAL NOTES
George Taylor Sinton 1892 - 1970
George Taylor Sinton 1892 - 1970

Photograph courtesy of Joy H. Jones, Colorado Springs

To view the 1900 US Census record for George see 1900 Census
[RFSS Mar 2011]

News item in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on Thursday 25 May 1939 reads

SINTON RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Given 'Progressive Holstein Breeder No. 1' Rating by Association

George T. Sinton of Colorado Springs Wednesday was designated progressive Holstein breeder No. 1 in the United States by the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. Only four other dairymen in the country have won the title of progressive breeder to date.

Sinton will be given a certificate as evidence of this special recognition at a national convention of dairymen In New York in June.

To qualify for this honor, a dairyman must have a herd average of at least 480 pounds of butterfat in a year of official testing, when the cows are milked three times daily, according to Elmer J. Meadows, dairyman of Colorado State college extension service. Sinton's herd of 18 registered cows last year produced an average of 512 pounds of butterfat per cow. To win such an award it also is necessary that the herd be officially classified for type and average 80 points. Sinton's herd averaged 81.7 points.

Another qualification is that 75 per cent of the cows must have been of the dairyman's own breeding. In the Colorado Springs herd this percentage is 94.4. The last requirement is that a herd be TB accredited and free of Bang's disease.

Mr. Sinton bought his first cows in 1910, started testing in 1911, began official testing in 1913 and has continued both tests to date. These testing records have greatly aided him in making a success as a breeder. His herd has produced the highest testing Holstein milk in the United States during the last two years - an average of 4.1 per cent butterfat. He has sold breeding stock from his herd to 195 persons in Colorado and nine other states. Almost every Holstein herd in the state has been influenced by his breeding program.

The transcript comes courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections
[RFSS Nov 2009]

His obituary in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on Tuesday 7 July 1970 reads

George T. Sinton Services to Be Held Wednesday

Funeral services for George T. Sinton, 1201 E. Columbia St., prominent dairyman, farmer, and rancher, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Law Mortuary.

Dr. LeRoy Arend will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Sinton, 78, died Sunday in a local hospital. Born here July 29, 1891, he had been a lifetime resident and was the son of M. M. Sinton, one of the founders of the Sinton Dairy Company.

He was recognized as one of the leading authorities on grass problems in the Pikes Peak region and was honored three times for his Holstein herds by the Holstein-Friesian Association of America.

In 1939, he was named No. 1 progressive Holstein breeder in the U.S., an honor held by only four other men at that time.

For several years, he was in charge of the farm management of the Sinton Dairy Company and won international recognition for programs in grass progress and management and took the Colorado Outstanding Conservationist title in 1949 for work in soil conservation.

Beginning in 1953, he served with the Exchange National Bank for several years as a farm representative. In recent years, he operated a ranch north of Black Forest.

He was formerly an active member of the Kiwanis Club, the Aiken Ornithological Society and was an officer in the Senior League.

Survivors include a son, Wilbur Sinton of Denver; three grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Prudence Mick of Colorado Springs; and a brother, Grant Sinton.

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

[RFSS Nov 2009]


United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: George
Surname: Sinton
Birth Date: 24 June 1892
Social Security Number: 524-40-3588
State: Colorado
Last Place of Residence: El Paso, Colorado
Previous Residence Postal Code: 80909
Event Date: July 1970
Age: 78
[RFSS Nov 2006]

Photograph of George Taylor Sinton Headstone
Headstone of George Taylor Sinton 1892 - 1970
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

The headstone photograph comes courtesy of 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 Nov 2009]

MARRIAGE NOTES
Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939
Name: George T. Sinton
Event Date: 3 Sep 1921
Event Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Spouse's Name: Eva B. Harris
Page: 12279
GS Film number: 001690134
Digital Folder Number: 005204202
Image Number: 03228
[RFSS Aug 2013]

Marriage record for George Taylor Sinton and Eva Belle Harris on 3 September 1921
Marriage record for George Taylor Sinton and Eva Belle Harris on 3 September 1921
[RFSS Aug 2013]
SOURCES
[ s913 ] Social Security Death Index - United States of America - SS#: 524-40-3588
[ s1116 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America for George T. Sinton - H1970-05-07-GTS
[ s1115 ] Cemetery Record - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America burial of George T. Sinton on 8 July 1970 in Block 00070 000074 000000 0000SE - CR1970-08-12-GTS
[ s3003 ] Marriage Registration - Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939 - Marriage of George T. Sinton and Eva B. Harris on 3 September 1921 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - Page: 12279, GS Film number: 001690134, Digital Folder Number: 005204202, Image Number: 03228 - MR1923-03-09-GTS-EBH
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