Alfred R Tonkin

1886–1969 (Age 83)
St Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred R

When Alfred R Tonkin was born on 28 February 1886, in St Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alfred Tonkyn, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Allen, was 28. He married Anna Lawson on 23 May 1926, in Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 April 1969, in Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Alfred R Tonkin
Anna Lawson
Marriage: 23 May 1926
William Allan Tonkin

Spouse & Children

23 May 1926
Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred Tonkyn


  • Mary Ann Allen




  • Mabel Tonkin


  • William Tonkin


  • Male1886–1969Male

  • Leslie Ernest Rowling Tonkyn


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alfred Tonkyn in household of Alfred Tonkyn, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alfred Tonkin in household of Alfred Tonkin, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Alfred R Tonkin, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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