Paul Francis Tompkkins

1920–2004 (Age 84)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Paul Francis

When Paul Francis Tompkkins was born on 5 April 1920, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Walter Tompkins, was 38 and his mother, Katherine Linsenbigler, was 26. He married Elizabeth Roberta Michael on 16 February 1942, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Ashley, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 30 November 2004, in California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Paul Francis Tompkkins
Elizabeth Roberta Michael
Marriage: 16 February 1942

Spouse & Children

16 February 1942
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Paul Tompkins in household of Catherine Tompkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul Tompkins in entry for Walter F Tompkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Paul Francis Tompkins, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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