James Edward Tolin

1927–1956 (Age 29)
Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Tolin was born on 6 January 1927, in Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, his father, Levi Thurman Tolin, was 44 and his mother, Nettie May Thornton, was 32. He died in May 1956, at the age of 29, and was buried in Township Cemetery, Arcola Township, Douglas, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Thurman Tolin
Nettie May Thornton
Beulah Fern Tolin
Sara Rebecca Tolin
Myrtle Ione Tolin
Frank Dempsey Tolin
Jesse Lavern Tolin
Velma Corrine Tolin
James Edward Tolin
Elsie Louise Tolin
Arthur Lee Tolin
Betty Lavonne Tolin

Parents & Siblings



  • Beulah Fern Tolin


  • Sara Rebecca Tolin


  • Tolin


  • Myrtle Ione Tolin


  • Frank Dempsey Tolin


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 4

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 10

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of a Nordic personal name, Tolimer, composed of a hypocoristic form of compound names in Thor- ( see Thor ) + mar ‘famous’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Toland in household of Levi Toland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Polin in household of Levi Polin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E. Tolin, "Find A Grave Index"

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