Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Robinette Cleland Tompkins
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: 1863
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Charles Gilmer Tompkins 18311867
Augustina T Poore 1832

Stonewall Tompkins 18661928
Virginia V Tompkins 1868

Nurse Tompkins was the first trained nurse in Albemarle County and among the first licensed nurses in Virginia. She was born in 1863, the daughter of Augustine Poore and Charles Gilmer Tompkins. Robinette entered the Homeopathic Hospital Nursing School (now Genesee School of Nursing), in Rochester, New York, in 1893. She graduated in 1895 and returned to Charlottesville, where she was a private nurse except when she headed Dr. Hugh T. Nelson's Sanatorium at 201 East High Street. As one Charlottesville doctor recalls, "In about '98 Miss Robinette Tompkins came to Charlottesville to do private nursing. The general prediction was that she would starve, but she didn't, " (Dr. Halstead S. Hedges, "A Doctor's Reminiscences of Albemarle County," in Papers of the Albemarle County Historical Society, 1942-43).

1870 Census:
St Ann Parrish
T J Valentine 69
Robert P Valentine 18
Lizzie B Valentine 17
James L Valentine 13
R T Tompkins 38
Robinett C Tompkins 7
Stonewall Tompkins 4
Virginia V Tompkins 2
R B Cleland 54

1880 Census:
Snowden, Buckingham County, Virginia
Elizabeth Moon 53, widow
Lilla Moon 26
Frank C. Moon 19
Ellen G. Moon 18
Sallie M. Moon 16
Mary B. Moon 15
Schuyler B. Moon 13
Lizzie L. Moon 11
Martha Tompkins 44 sister
Kate Tompkins 39 sister
Robinett C. Tompkins 16 niece

1930 Census:
Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va
Chas P Harris 67
Irene Harris 54
Robinette Tompkins 66 boarder

Family links: 
  Charles Gilmer Tompkins (1831 - 1867)
  Robinette Cleland Tompkins (1863 - ____)
  Stonewall Tompkins (1866 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: RF
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65055696

- Kim
 Added: Jan. 7, 2012

- RF
 Added: Feb. 2, 2011

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service