Homer Earl Tinker

28 April 1897–5 December 1980 (Age 83)
Biggers, Randolph, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Homer Earl

When Homer Earl Tinker was born on 28 April 1897, in Biggers, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Isaac Tinker, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Belle McElrath, was 18. He married Lelia Adair on 5 September 1917, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Campbell Township, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 December 1980, in West Memphis, Crittenden, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Earl Tinker
Lelia Adair
Marriage: 5 September 1917
Thomas Earl Tinker
Thurman Issac Tinker
Herman Lee Tinker

Spouse and Children

5 September 1917
Lawrence, Arkansas, United States


    Thomas Earl Tinker



    Thurman Issac Tinker


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 7

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): occupational name for a mender of pots and pans, Middle English tink(l)er (of uncertain etymology).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homer Tinker in household of Sarah B Tinker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homer E Tinker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irine Tinker in household of Homer Tinker, "United States Census, 1920"

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