Herman Elmore Tolin

1929–1985 (Age 56)
Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States

The Life of Herman Elmore

When Herman Elmore Tolin was born on 26 April 1929, his father, Thomas W Tolin, was 46 and his mother, Ruby Mae Porter, was 34. He died on 18 September 1985, in Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States, at the age of 56.

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Thomas W Tolin
Ruby Mae Porter
Lottie Mae Tolin Davis
Ruby Elizabeth Tolin
Maudie Tolin
Herman Elmore Tolin
Thomas Tolin
Ellen (Mary) Tolin
Leona Tolin
Odis Leon Byrd Tolin

Parents & Siblings



  • Lottie Mae Tolin Davis


  • Ruby Elizabeth Tolin


  • Maudie Tolin


  • Male1929–1985Male

  • Thomas Tolin


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 12

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

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

French: from a pet form of a Nordic personal name, Tolimer, composed of a hypocoristic form of compound names in Thor- ( see Thor ) + mar ‘famous’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Herman Tolin, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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