Thomas Pollock

12 February 1845–after 1908 (Age 62)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Pollock was born on 12 February 1845, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, James Pollock, was 31 and his mother, Celia Danks, was 20. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Cosumne, Sacramento, California, United States in 1860. He died after 1908, in California, United States, at the age of 64.

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James Pollock
Celia Danks
Thomas Pollock

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 3
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
Age 18
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Glasgow, probably a British Celtic name derived from pull-, poll- ‘pool’ + a diminutive suffix. The surname has been established in northeast Ulster since the 17th century.German: ethnic name for someone from Poland.Americanized form of Jewish Polak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos Pollock in household of Jas Pollock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Pollock, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Thomas Pollock, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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