Lawrence Tonkin

17 August 1905–29 August 1971 (Age 66)
Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lawrence

When Lawrence Tonkin was born on 17 August 1905, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, George E. Tonkin, was 42 and his mother, Nanny Prowse, was 38. He married Merle Estell Chase on 20 June 1931, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1940. He died on 29 August 1971, in Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Millville Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Tonkin
1905–1971
Merle Estell Chase
1906–1987
Marriage: 20 June 1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1931
Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Male1862–1911Male

    Nanny Prowse

    Female1866–1911Female

siblings

(16)

    Female1886–1892Female

    George Edwin Tonkin

    Male1887–1910Male

    Eva Tonkin

    Female1889–1910Female

    Joseph J Tonkin

    Male1891–1905Male

    Male1892–1957Male

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1916 · New Hampshire Holds First Primary

Age 11

In 1916, New Hampshire held the first presidential primary election even though it would not become important until 1952.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 18

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lawerance Tonkins in household of Clara Chase, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Tonkin in household of Richard Harvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence Tonkin in household of George Tonkin, "United States Census, 1910"

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