THE MACK SENNETT TOUR
1880 - 1897
DANVILLE, QUEBEC, CANADA
Michael Sinnott was born here on January 17, 1880
Between Drummondville to the north-west and Sherbrooke in the south-east, the countryside rolls in pleasant hills and long stretches of farmland. In 1854 the Grand Trunk Railway connected the area to Montreal. The Sinnotts and Foys had been in the area since around 1840. The Sinnott farm was a small holding of around 150 acres. John Sinnott and Catherine Foy were married February 24, 1879 and their son, Michael was born January 17, 1880. The other children included 2 younger brothers, John and George and a kid sister, Mary. Michael (Mack)’s uncle Mike Foy became one of his favorites. The family returned to the Danville homestead over the years as a sanctuary. The Sinnott land later included the “old Curly farm at Shipton, which was found to have asbestos and oil. Catherine (Foy) Sinnott died near the age of 90 on the family farm, September 15, 1936.