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William H Sininger

  • Birth 26 Jan 1886 Bentonville, Adams County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 28 Nov 1958 Coalinga, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 75654350


WILLIAM H. SININGER A successful rancher is William H. Sininger, the experienced viticulturist who is in charge of the old N. N. Norton vineyard on 'White's Bridge Road, where he has been since December, 1907.

He was born at Bentonville, Adams County, Ohio, on January 26, 1886, the son of John Allen Sininger, of Ohio, who was a farmer there. He married Mamie L. Miller, also an Ohioan. Eleven children once made up the family; and ten are still living. William was the oldest and was reared on a farm, while he attended the usual lower country schools and completed the course of the high school after which he continued with his father until 1906, when he came west to

He arrived in Fresno on April 15, and entered the employ of H. E. Norton, for whom he ranched in the Madison district. Later he worked in Pierce & Norton's sawmills. In 1907, however, and the month of December. Mr. Sininger came onto his present place. It is the old N. N. Norton estate, at White's Bridge and Johnson Avenue, and has, besides a fine orchard and fields of alfalfa, a vineyard of fifty acres, set out to sultana, empires and malagas.

At Fresno, July, 1918. Mr. Sininger was married to Mrs. Elo (Whitlock) Thompson, a native of Tehama County, Cal., who by her first union had two children Howard and Morris Thompson. Mrs. Sininger shares with her husband a large circle of devoted friends. Mr. Sininger has always favored cooperation, and so has always supported every association movement. He is a Democrat, but he never allows his democracy to interfere when it comes to supporting what he really believes to be the best man and the best measure. Had Fresno County not been blessed with many such sterling citizens as Mr. Sininger, it could never have forged to the fore as the foremost of all counties in the Golden State.

Many thanks to Lester Letson

a 1919 biography from The Hisrory of Fresno County includes his father's name, and her family info


COALINGA -- Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Adcock-Bragg Chapel here for William H. Sininger, 72, who died in a Coalinga hospital Friday. The Rev. Otto J. Bylsma of the Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.

Singinger was a native of Bentonville, Ohio. He came to California and Fresno County in 1906. He has lived in Coalinga for the past six years, having moved here on his retirement from the Tidewater Oil Company after 27 years. He moved to Coalinga from Fresno.

Sininger is survived by his widow, Elo of Coalinga; a son, Harry of Prior Lake, Minnesota; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hooper of Caruthers and Mrs. Wilma Bailey of Wilmington, Los Angeles County; two stepsons, Morris E. Thompson of Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County and Howard L. Thompson of Oakland; his mother, Mrs. Mamie Sininger of Bentonville, Ohio; four brothers and three sisters in Ohio and a brother in Kentucky; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family requests that any remembrances be made to the heart fund.

The Fresno Bee
Sunday, Nov. 30, 1958
transcibed by Rhonda Holton

Parents: John Allen Sininger and Mamie Miller

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 75654350
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