Roy Gadson Tomlinson

1891–1948 (Age 57)
Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Roy Gadson

When Roy Gadson Tomlinson was born on 28 April 1891, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, John Douglas Tomlinson, was 28 and his mother, Sarah F Hand, was 25. He lived in Hill, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 8 September 1948, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Nueces, Texas, United States.

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Roy Gadson Tomlinson
Sarah A Tomlinson

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Douglas Tomlinson


  • Sarah F Hand




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

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 5

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy Tomlinson? in household of Homer Tomlinson?, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy G Tomlinson in household of John D Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy G Tomlinson in household of Thomas J Bray, "United States Census, 1920"

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