Thomas Franklin Carroll

27 September 1895–11 February 1936 (Age 40)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Franklin

When Thomas Franklin Carroll was born on 27 September 1895, in Alabama, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Carroll, was 36 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Blankenship, was 36. He married Caroline Margaret Sims on 12 June 1923, in McCalla, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election Precinct 3, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 2, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 11 February 1936, in Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Arnolds Chapel United Methodist Cemetery, Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas Franklin Carroll
Caroline Margaret Sims
Marriage: 12 June 1923
Eugene C. Carroll

Spouse and Children

12 June 1923
McCalla, Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    Eugene C. Carroll


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Carroll


    Susan Elizabeth Blankenship




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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 12

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill or Ó Cearbhaill ‘son (or descendant) of Cearbhall’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps from cearbh ‘hacking’ and hence a byname for a butcher or nickname for a fierce warrior.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas F Carroll, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas G Carroll in household of B F Carroll, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Carrol in household of B F Carrol, "United States Census, 1900"

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