Robert Gordon Tinsley

17 May 1905–23 September 1982 (Age 77)
Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert Gordon

When Robert Gordon Tinsley was born on 17 May 1905, in Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Absolem Tinsley, was 35 and his mother, Bernice Hester, was 22. He married Flora Elizabeth Hurst on 5 November 1948, in Collin, Texas, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 4, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 23 September 1982, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Robert Gordon Tinsley
Flora Elizabeth Hurst
Marriage: 5 November 1948

Spouse and Children

5 November 1948
Collin, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 21

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham, named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlāw ‘hill’, ‘mound’, ‘barrow’. This name is also established in Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robt G Tinsley in household of Jas A Tinsley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Finsley in household of James Finsley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Tinsley in entry for Charlsie Faye Brunson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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