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Re: Another Sinclair "Lacy" name
My "Lacy" interest lies in the early 1700s so would not connect with yours,
probably. Very coincidental though that the names in that family rhymed.
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From: Richard Lower <email@example.com>
To: Sinclair net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 11:23 AM
Subject: Another Sinclair "Lacy" name
>For Jean Grigsby and Amber
>My immigrant g-grandfather, James Richard Monro Sinclair, had 11 children
>two wives (the sisters Moncreiff, of Edinburgh). One of his younger sons,
>Sinclair, born in 1865, married Mary Lavinia "Lovie" Mason, born 1862 in
>Columbia, KY. They had five children in Nashville, the fourth one being
>Lacy Percy Sinclair, born in 1897, died in 1983
>Quoting from Lacy's autobiographical sketch, "The Saga of Lacy P. and his
>Irish ancestry", . . . ." I was named Lacy Percy Sinclair in honor of Dr.
>Jno.T. Lacy, a Nashville dentist, and Percy David Mason, my mother's
>of St Louis, MO. In naming me "Lacy Percy". my parents failed to realize
>that it was a couplet consisting of two successive words which rhyme,
>causing me some discomfort and forcing me to abbreviate my name to "Lacy
>P." Later on in high school , my science teacher . . .
>asked me if the "P" stood for Poindexter and I misinformed him that it
>Since the author Sinclair Lewis was also named after his parents doctor, it
>seems that a search for namesake people or places may not be fruitful in
>terms of something most of us are familiar with.
>cheers! Ray Lower
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