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.

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Family Time Line

George William Thompkins
Helen A. Christy
Marriage: 17 December 1917
Helen J Thompkins
George W Thompkins

Spouse & Children

17 December 1917
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


  • Helen J Thompkins


  • George W Thompkins


Parents & Siblings

  • Luke Tompkins


  • Amanda Snede




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.

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"

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