Wilbert Lewis Sharp Shinn

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Wilbert Lewis Sharp Shinn

  • Birth 27 Sep 1870
  • Death 1 Jan 1934
  • Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 12509731

Wilbert Lewis Sharp Shinn was the first child of Charles Lippincott Shinn and Sarah B Alloway. He was born at Bordentown NJ on Sept 27, 1870. He grew up at Eayrestown. He had a limited schooling but was an avid reader of history, the Civil War, and Napoleon. He learned the trade of carpentering working for many years at Collins and Rogers in Moorestown. He took over his brother's business of plumbing and heating contractors at Princeton after the death of Elmer J. Shinn. He then moved from Masonville to Princeton. He was a member of the second Presbyterian Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He loved nature, trees and the home he purchased at Eayrestown. He died at Princeton on Jan 1, 1934 and is buried in Princeton Cemetery on Witherspoon Street.

He married (1) Clara M Ellis on June 5, 1897. She died less than a year later, and (2) Henrietta Cummings.

Adapted by Francis W. Sloat from a family genealogy book handwritten by S. Dorothy (Shinn) Sloat


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  • Created by: Frank Sloat
  • Added: 26 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12509731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbert Lewis Sharp Shinn (27 Sep 1870–1 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12509731, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Frank Sloat (contributor 46814268) .