Thomas Kennedy Gordon Topp

1881–1955 (Age 74)
Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Kennedy Gordon

When Thomas Kennedy Gordon Topp was born in 1881, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, Hugh Campbell Topp, was 46 and his mother, Lucretia Elvira Gordon, was 36. He died in 1955, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, Giles, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Campbell Topp
Lucretia Elvira Gordon
William Wallace Top
Bessie Topp
Hugh Campbell Topp Jr
Ann Lacey Top
Lucia Gordon Topp
Helen Walker Topp
Thomas Kennedy Gordon Topp

Parents & Siblings



  • William Wallace Top


  • Bessie Topp


  • Male1873–1949Male

  • Ann Lacey Top


  • Female1876–1967Female

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Kennedy Gordon Topp, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

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