Arra Jemima Tompkins

30 April 1888–10 February 1910 (Age 21)
Young, Texas, United States

The Life of Arra Jemima

When Arra Jemima Tompkins was born on 30 April 1888, in Young, Texas, United States, her father, George Washington Tompkins, was 46 and her mother, Jemima Candace Layne, was 45. She married Edgar Carson Womble on 21 October 1906, in Hansford, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Knox, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 10 February 1910, at the age of 21, and was buried in Lieb Cemetery, Hutchinson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Carson Womble
Arra Jemima Tompkins
Marriage: 21 October 1906
Zadia Myrle Womble

Spouse and Children

21 October 1906
Hansford, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Tompkins


    Jemima Candace Layne




    George Thomas Tompkins


    Nancy Letitia Tompkins


    Jared Layne Tompkins


    Benjamin Steele Tompkins




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 8

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anna G Tompkins in household of George Tompkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Carra Tompkins in entry for Zadia Myrle Reid, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Carra Tompkins in entry for Zadia Myrle Reid, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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