Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE SINCLAIR, JR., was born
in Edinborough, Scotland, March 12, 1859, came to the United States with
his parents when between six and seven years of age, and was educated in
the district schools while residing on the farm with his parents.
George Sinclair in early manhood filed on his present farm as a homestead,
forty acres of which now lies within the incorporate limits of Ritzville.
The parents of Mr. Sinclair are George and
Mary (White) Sinclair, and both were born in Scotland, the father in Caithnesshire,
and the mother sixty miles from Edinborough. The family came to the
United States in 1865, settled first in Winona county, Minnesota, and four
years later removed to Lincoln county, South Dakota They remained here
until coming to Adams county, in 1880, where the elder Sinclair filed on
a timber culture five miles east of Ritzville, but when home resides with
his son, who is our subject.
George Sinclair has three brothers and one
sister: Andrew, a Lincoln county farmer; Charles, also farming in Lincoln
county; Mark, now in Scotland with his father, and Margaret, wife of Henry
Horn, a Ritzville business man. Mr. Sinclair has never been married.
Besides his original homestead Mr. Sinclair
has a quarter section of land, and has each year about two hundred acres
sown to wheat.
Mr. Sinclair is prosperous in his business,
and is regarded as an honest and industrious tiller of the soil.
Politically, he votes the Republican ticket, though he is not by any means
a radical, nor is he an active party man.