Frank Lewis Tinkham

20 August 1891–6 November 1980 (Age 89)
Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Frank Lewis

When Frank Lewis Tinkham was born on 20 August 1891, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Ellis Tinkham, was 30 and his mother, Esther McLean, was 28. He married Lillian Emma Allen on 25 August 1915, in Holbrook, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 6 November 1980, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Frank Lewis Tinkham
Lillian Emma Allen
Marriage: 25 August 1915
Ruth Elizabeth Tinkham

Spouse and Children

25 August 1915
Holbrook, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Ellis Tinkham


    Esther McLean





    Helen Elizabeth Tinkham


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 7

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Tinkham in household of Joseph E Tinkham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank L Tinkham in household of Joseph E Tinkham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank L Tinkham, "United States Census, 1920"

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