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Dr William M. Tomlinson
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1827
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1909
Wilmette
Cook County
Illinois, USA

TOMLINSON
KILLED BY TRAIN
Was Dr. Wm. Tomlinson, a Beloved Physician
On Tuesday morning, Captain James A. Tomlinson received a telegram from Chicago announcing the death of his brother, Dr. William M. Tomlinson. Later information stated that the doctor was crossing the railroad tracks at Wilmette, and failed to see an approaching train till it was almost upon him. He started to run but had taken only a few steps when he was struck. He was thrown across the pilot beam, where he lay while the train ran a block. Then he rolled off and the wheels passed over him severely mangling him. The announcement of his death was a severe blow to many warm friends of the deceased in this city. Dr. Tomlinson was a native of this place, and was a graduate of the medical department of old Bacon College. He practiced medicine here for many years, and thirty years ago moved to Chicago, where he continued to practice his profession with much success. While he lived here his practice was extremely large and no man was more greatly beloved or widely known, and much regret was expressed when he left the community. Two years ago he spent several weeks here with his brother, renewing old ties and acquaintances. He was a most lovable gentleman and his reminiscences of early Harrodsburg were greatly enjoyed by those who were intimate with him and had the privilege of hearing him. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Mary Talbot, a daughter of the late Hon. Albert G. Talbot, a member of Congress for several terms, and one son, Mr. William Tomlinson, who is a druggist at Monroe, Mich. Besides his brother, Mr. J. A. Tomlinson, his sister, Mrs. Belknap, who is the widow of General Belknap, Secretary of War under President Grant, survives him. Dr. Tomlinson was 82 years of age and his death leaves only one surviving graduate of the medical department of old Bacon College, the Rev. Stephen Collier, of Sparta, Texas. The remains arrived here at 11 o'clock yesterday and were interred in Spring Hill cemetery, after services by Rev. M. V. P. Yeaman.
(Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co, Ky, Fri Jul 2, 1909)
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Atwood Tomlinson (1793 - 1862)
  Elizabeth Morris Thompson Tomlinson (1800 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Talbott Tomlinson (1833 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Rebecca Tomlinson Garvin (____ - 1862)*
  Mary Atwood Tomlinson Bowman (1822 - 1876)*
  Charles Curtiss Tomlinson (1824 - 1851)*
  William M. Tomlinson (1827 - 1909)
  Caroline S. Tomlinson Belknap (1836 - 1870)*
  Amanda Tomlinson Belknap (1840 - 1916)*
  James Addison Tomlinson (1840 - 1913)*
  John Atwood Tomlinson (1842 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Harrodsburg
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Yvonne~~~
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
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Dr William M. Tomlinson
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Dr William M. Tomlinson
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