Thomas Gordon Topp

1881–1955 (Age 73)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Thomas Gordon

Thomas Gordon Topp was born on 5 June 1881, in Mississippi, United States. He married Mary Edward Lee on 8 January 1918, in Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 16, Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Lynnville, Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 27 March 1955, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73.

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Thomas Gordon Topp
Mary Edward Lee
Marriage: 8 January 1918
Mary Edwards Topp
Helen Topp
Elizabeth Topp
Martha L. Topp

Spouse & Children

8 January 1918
Giles, Tennessee, United States


  • Female1919–2002Female

  • Female1920–2012Female

  • Elizabeth Topp


  • Martha L. Topp


World Events (8)

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.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
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 (3)

  • Gordon Topp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gordon Topp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thos Kennedy Gordon Topp, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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