Ruben Wesley Tomlinson

1896–1956 (Age 59)
Halls, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ruben Wesley

When Ruben Wesley Tomlinson was born on 20 October 1896, in Halls, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, his father, Beatta Sylvester Tomlinson, was 26 and his mother, Susan Helen Robertson, was 19. He had at least 2 sons with Nona Pearl Smith. He lived in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Christopher, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1956, in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59.

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Ruben Wesley Tomlinson
Nona Pearl Smith
James Tomilinson
O'Neal Tomlinson

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  • James Tomilinson


  • O'Neal Tomlinson


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

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: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Wesley R Tomlinson in household of B A Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruben Wess Tomilinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruben W Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1940"

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