Guy R. Sinsel (1869-1947)

Source: Men of West Virginia
Biographical Publishing Company,
George Richmond, Pres.; C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas.; Chicago, ILL 1903
Volume I, Pages 162-163

Photograph - Guy R. SinselGUY R. SINSEL, proprietor of the Geneva Hotel, at Philippi, West Virginia, was born in Taylor County, West Virginia, in 1869. When he was six years of age, his father, William F. Sinsel, moved to Central City, Nebraska, and there the youth attended the public schools and later finished his course at Central City College.

Until he was 21 years of age, Mr. Sinsel remained at home on the ranch and then went to Boise City, Idaho, where he took charge of the Capitol Hotel, the largest hotel in the city. In 1898 he returned to West Virginia and accepted a position with T. B. Seeley at the Traders Hotel, at Clarksburg.

In 1901, Mr. Sinsel became proprietor of the handsome Geneva Hotel at Philippi. This is a beautiful house, admirably adapted for a summer resort, being in close proximity to a fine medicinal spring. It is surrounded by inspiring scenery, and from the great comfortable verandas surrounding it most charming views can be obtained, while the climate leaves nothing to be desired.

In 1899 Mr. Sinsel married Myrtle Leachman, daughter of Rev. J. D. Leachman, of Clarksburg. A son and a daughter have been born to this union. Fraternally our subject belongs to the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Socially he is popular and is a pleasant and genial host.

Additional Information

DEATH CERTIFICATE, Clarksburg, Harrison County WV #10116
Full-name: Guy R. Sinsel
Birth Date/Place: July 27, 1869 / Pruntytown, Taylor County, WV
Death Date/Place: Aug. 19, 1947 / Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV
Marital-Status: Widowed (Myrtle Leachman Sinsel)
Son-of: William F. Sinsel (WV) & Fannie Holden (WV)
Informant: W. L. Sinsel
Burial place: Elk View Cemetery
Cause-of-death: Cardio Renal-Vascular Disease


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