William Gideon Tomlin

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

The Life of William Gideon

When William Gideon Tomlin was born on 23 February 1895, in 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 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Creek Township, Mason, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1940. 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 1919
Dorothy Tomlin

Spouse and Children

23 February 1919
Pekin, Illinois


    Dorothy Tomlin


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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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 15

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 a pet form of Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Tomlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William G Tomlin in household of David B Tomlin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Tomlin, "United States Census, 1940"

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