James Monroe Tinsley

5 October 1862–7 September 1949 (Age 86)
Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Tinsley was born on 5 October 1862, in Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Tinsley, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Ross, was 29. He married Emily S. Shank on 3 September 1885, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. He lived in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Jackson Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 7 September 1949, in Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Tinsley
Emily S. Shank
Marriage: 3 September 1885

Spouse and Children

3 September 1885
Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Tinsley


    Elizabeth Ross




    Prior Tinsley



    John Warren Tinsley


    Emily Tinsley



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • James M Finsley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James M Tinsley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J M Tinsley, "United States Census, 1940"

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