George Henry Tombaugh

1907–1977 (Age 70)
Indiana, United States

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Tombaugh was born on 7 August 1907, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob Lewis Tombaugh, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Whitmyer, was 35. He married Florence Craft on 10 December 1927, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Perry Township, Miami, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died in September 1977, in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, United States.

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George Henry Tombaugh
Florence Craft
Marriage: 10 December 1927

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10 December 1927
Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 7

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Tombach:1. topographic name from to dem bach ‘at the creek’, perhaps a hybrid form as Bach is standard German, bek(e) being the Low German form. 2. habitational name from places in Hesse, Baden, and Bavaria called Dombach (earlier Tunbach, from tun, tan ‘mud’).

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

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  • George H Tombaugh in household of Jacob Tombaugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George H Tombaugh in household of Jacob L Tombaugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George H Tombaugh in household of Jacob L Tombaugh, "United States Census, 1930"

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