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|Ebensburg Alleghanian, 19 Jun 1862, Contributed by Patty Millich|
The late Gordon Sinclair was born in Scotland. In his youth he received that thorough education in the principles of sound morality and religion for which his native country is so celebrated and the happy results of which were so conspicuous during his peaceful, honored, useful life in the land of his adoption. At about the age of maturity he immigrated to the United States and made choice of Pennsylvania as the State in which he wished to secure a home. For many years he lived in Munster, Cambria county, and there enjoyed the respect and friendship and good will of all who knew him. From that place he removed to the farm in Carroll Township on which he resided till the time of his decease, and sustained the character of an inoffensive, obliging and esteemed neighbor. His straight forward, truthful, honest manner of life carried him through the world so much to the satisfaction that he never became entangled in the thick and dangerous intricacies of litigation. His honesty was proverbial - his friendship was sincere - his love was without dissimulation - and his religious character was ardent and irreproachable. He united with the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church at the date of its organization in March, 1850, and soon after was elected to the office of Ruling Elder, the duties of which he filled with great acceptance.
His uniform piety and daily walk with God - his blameless life and good hope through grace - gave the assurance that he was prepared to pass away from earth. His aged widow and bereaved children have a more precious legacy than the results of his unwearied industry and frugal habits in the hallowed remembrance of his consistent life and upright example and unsullied reputation and in the sweet thought that the loved husband and father, "died in the Lord," universally regarded by the Christian public who unanimously bear cheerful testimony to the integrity of his character and the purity of his life.