William Gideon Tomlin

23 February 1895–19 September 1986 (Age 91)
Teheran, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Gideon

When William Gideon Tomlin was born on 23 February 1895, in Teheran, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, David Biggs Tomlin, was 33 and his mother, Harriet Matilda Bell, was 35. He married Bessie A. List on 23 February 1921, in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Måsön, Södermanland, Sweden in 1931 and Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 19 September 1986, in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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William Gideon Tomlin
Bessie A. List
Marriage: 23 February 1921
Dorothy Tomlin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1921Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 9
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)omelin, a double diminutive of T(h)om(me) (see Thom ), itself a pet form of Thomas .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (16)

    • Wm. G. Tomlin in entry for Baby Tomlin, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • William Tomblen in household of Abraham Tomblen, "United States Census, 1920"
    • William G. Tomlin, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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