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 Salt Creek Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1950 and Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1980. 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.
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 .