Edwin Silver Tinkham

August 1870–11 May 1954 (Age 83)
Volga Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edwin Silver

When Edwin Silver Tinkham was born in August 1870, in Volga Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States, his father, George L Tinkham, was 40 and his mother, Mariette Helen Silver, was 26. He married Emma Seiberg Taylor on 19 November 1913, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Oak Lake Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1900 and Wilburton, King, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 11 May 1954, in Houghton, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kirkland, King, Washington, United States.

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Edwin Silver Tinkham
Emma Seiberg Taylor
Marriage: 19 November 1913
Bernice Tinkham

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19 November 1913
King, Washington, United States


    Bernice Tinkham


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edwin S Tinkham in household of Andrew P Ledoux, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edwin Tinkham, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Edwin S Tinkham, "United States Census, 1930"

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