Benjamin Tingle

21 January 1893–28 April 1964 (Age 71)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Tingle was born on 21 January 1893, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, his father, George Franklin Tingle, was 27 and his mother, Louisa Jane Badgett, was 31. He married Bertha B Grant about 1916, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Lamar, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Paducah, Cottle, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 28 April 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Tingle
Bertha B Grant
Marriage: about 1916
Eveline Tingle
Bonnie B Tingle

Spouse and Children

about 1916
Texas, United States


    Eveline Tingle


    Bonnie B Tingle


Parents and Siblings

    George Franklin Tingle





World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails or pins, or nickname for a small, thin man, from Middle English tingle, a kind of very small nail (of North German origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ben Tingle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ben Tingle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ben Tingle in household of Frank Tingle, "United States Census, 1910"

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