Caroline Tompkins

15 February 1855–24 February 1911 (Age 56)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Tompkins was born on 15 February 1855, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Elisha Tompkins, was 48 and her mother, Mary Rosanna Lucas, was 50. She married William Thomas Randall on 3 October 1878, in Adelaide, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Novesta Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada in 1906. She died on 24 February 1911, in Elkland Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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William Thomas Randall
Caroline Tompkins
Marriage: 3 October 1878
Elizebeth Mary Morse Randall
Clara Almeda Randall
Elisha Brown Randall
Lottie Almira Randall
Hazel Rebecca Randall
Howard James Randall

Spouse and Children

3 October 1878
Adelaide, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 12

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 15

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Randall in household of William Randall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Randall in entry for Howard James Randall, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Caroline Tomkins in entry for James William Field and Almna Randall, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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