Rufus Tomlinson

1891–1959 (Age 67)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Tomlinson was born on 9 October 1891, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Fox Tomlinson, was 46 and his mother, Nancy Helen Keeney, was 41. He married Luvada Bray on 12 May 1912, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Colo, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 7, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 20 September 1959, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Rufus Tomlinson
Luvada Bray
Marriage: 12 May 1912
Willie Tomlinson
George Tomlinson
Virgil Frank Tomlinson
Carl Tomlinson
Marie Tomlinson
Thelma Tomlinson
Vester Tomlinson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1891–1959Male

  • Luvada Bray


12 May 1912
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


  • Willie Tomlinson


  • Male1913–1978Male

  • Male1915–1967Male

  • Carl Tomlinson


  • Marie Tomlinson


+2 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 1

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 18

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufe Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rufus Tomlison in household of Nancy H Tomlison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rufe Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1940"

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