George William Thompkins

1896–1985 (Age 89)
Liberty Township, Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Thompkins was born on 19 November 1896, in Liberty Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, Luke Tompkins, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Snede, was 35. He married Helen A. Christy on 17 December 1917, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 November 1985, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 89.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George William Thompkins
1896–1985
Helen A. Christy
1898–2003
Marriage: 17 December 1917
Helen J Thompkins
1918–2009
George W Thompkins
1928–2008

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1917
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
children

(2)

  • Helen J Thompkins

    Female1918–2009Female

  • George W Thompkins

    Male1928–2008Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Luke Tompkins

    Male1860–Male

  • Amanda Snede

    Female1861–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 17

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1920

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Tompkins .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Tompkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W Thompkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Thompkins, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.