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Thomas Tomkinson
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1804
Staffordshire, England
Death: Jan. 23, 1879, Uruguay

Son of Englishman Thomas Tomkinson and Ellen Peake, immigrated to Uruguay in 1828. He was banker, retailer, founder of the Central Uruguayan Railway Company, manager of gas companies, publicist, advisor of president Lorenzo Batlle and enthusiastic forester. He brought new species of trees to Uruguay like the eucalyptus, because he saw that this wood could be used as sleepers for the railways. He was a founding member of the Society of Changes and member of the first directory of the Commercial bank, of which he presided between 1870 and 1879. He also bred race horses.
 
 
Burial:
British Cemetery
Montevideo
Montevideo, Uruguay
Plot: B 003
GPS (lat/lon): -34.90012, -56.12944
 
Created by: David Rennie
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60808411
Thomas Tomkinson
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