Charles Edward Tompko

1926–1991 (Age 64)
Nemacolin, Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Tompko was born on 29 October 1926, in Nemacolin, Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frank Ferencz Albert Tomko, was 36 and his mother, Annie P Clay, was 35. He lived in Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 April 1991, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Charles Edward Tompko
1926–1991
Willie Fern Bain
1929–

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1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Slovak and Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Tomas, Polish Tomasz ( see Thomas ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Tomka in household of Frank P Tomka, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles E Tomko in household of Frank P Tomko, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles in entry for Andrew Francis Tomko, Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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