Rufus Sidney Tomlinson

1890–1958 (Age 68)
Detroit, Red River, Texas, United States

The Life of Rufus Sidney

When Rufus Sidney Tomlinson was born on 11 September 1890, in Detroit, Red River, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Goolsby Tomlinson, was 33 and his mother, Anna Owens, was 28. He married Ruby Ruth Crawford on 8 October 1913, in Lamar, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1920 and Lamar, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 23 September 1958, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Sidney Tomlinson
Ruby Ruth Crawford
Marriage: 8 October 1913
Margret Elizabeth Tomlinson
Jeanette W Tomlinson
Roy V Tomlinson

Spouse & Children

8 October 1913
Lamar, Texas, United States


  • Margret Elizabeth Tomlinson


  • Jeanette W Tomlinson


  • Roy V Tomlinson


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Goolsby Tomlinson


  • Anna Owens




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

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 6

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Tomlinson in household of Wyatt Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R S Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rufus S Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1930"

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