Charles A. Sinsel (1864-1923)

West Virginia Blue Book
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1919
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate
Tribune Printing Company, Charleston, West Virginia
Page 706, Charles A. Sinsel

DR. CHARLES A. SINSEL, President of the Senate, was born at Pruntytown, Taylor county, West Virginia, on the 5th day of June, 1864. His primary education was received in the public schools; afterwards he attended the State University, at Morgantown, and Dennison University, at Granville, Ohio. By profession he is a physician and surgeon, with a large practice in the city of Grafton and surrounding country. He received his professional education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Dr. Sinsel has served as President of the Board of Education and also as Commissioner of the public schools of Grafton. He was a member of the House of Delegates from Taylor county in the legislative sessions of 1915-16. In November of the latter year he was elected to the Senate from the Eleventh Senatorial District. In the sessions of 1917 he was Chairman of the Committee on Railroads and served, also, on the Senate Standing Committees on Prohibition and Temperance, Public Buildings and Humane Institutions. Penitentiary and to Examine the Clerk's Office. The evening prior to the opening of the regular session of 1919. the Republicans—in caucus assembled—named Dr. Sinsel as the candidate of their party for the presidency of the Senate. At the organization the following day he was elected to fill the position, and during the arduous work of the regular and extraordinary sessions presided over the deliberations of the body in a fair and impartial way that commanded the respect of the entire membership.

Additional Information

DEATH CERTIFICATE, Taylor County, page 309.
Charles A. Sinsel died 8-Dec-1923 in Grafton, Taylor County WV.
He was the son of Arthur Sinsel and Hannah Ree.
He is buried in Bluemont Cemetery.

MARRIAGE REGISTER Taylor County (Volume 2, page 73).
Charles A. Sinsel (age 24) married Lila B. Creel (age 24)
on 4-Apr-1889 in Taylor County WV.
The marriage was performed by F. P. Robertson.
Lila B. Creel was born in Taylor County.

MARRIAGE LICENSE Taylor County, page 419.
Charles Arthur Sinsel (age 37, widower) married May Davidson (age 24)
on 19-Jun-1901. The marriage was performed by J. Dallas Simmons.

BIRTH REGISTER, Taylor County, page 200.
Charles A. Sinsel born 11-Jul-1891 in Grafton,
son of Charles Sinsel and Bertie Creel.

BIRTH REGISTER, Taylor County, page 238.
Lila C. Sinsel born 12-Sep-1892 in Grafton,
daughter of Charles A. Sinsel and Lila B. Creel.


1870 Census, Taylor County WV
Grafton Township; PO: Prunty Town
Pages No. 28 and 29
Dwelling 225; Family 221
SINSEL, Arthur; 32, Carpenter; $1000/300; Va
", Hannah; 34, Keeping House; Va
", Columbia; 9; Va
", Abby; 8; Va
", Charles; 6; WV
", Ada; 4; WV
", John; 2; WV
", (not named); 9/12; WV; born in October

1880 Census, Taylor County WV
ED: 81, the Town of Grafton
Page No. 10; Dwelling 92, Family 96
SINSEL, Arthur; 41, Asst Master of road B&O; Va-Va-Va
", Hannah B; 44; wife; Keeping House; Va-Va-Va
", Columbia M; 19; dau; at School; Va-Va-Va
", Abbie T; 18; dau; at School; Va-Va-Va
", Charles A; 15; son; in Clerks Office; WV-Va-Va
", Ada; 14; dau; WV-Va-Va
", John; 12; son; WV-Va-Va
", Mary H; 6; dau; WV-Va-Va
", Carrie L; 4; dau; WV-Va-Va

1920 Census, Taylor County WV
ED: 123; Court House District
Sheet 5A; 602 Maple Avenue
Dwelling 94; Family 102
SINSEL, Charles A; head; 55; WV-WV-WV; Physician; RR-Co
", Mary D; wife; 43; WV-WV-WV
", Charley A; son; 28; WV-WV-WV; Clerk; Coal-Office
", Richard C; son; 15; WV-WV-WV
", Rupert A; son; 15


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