|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1883|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1946|
# 5461 in Clan of Tomkyns Volumes.
Buried 25 Aug 1946.
Buried in family lot of Col Christopher
Quarles Tompkins 1813-1877 (his grandfather).
Photo of main Tombstone of Col Christopher is Shown.
Was a Surgeon at MCV.
Note: Source: http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/events/centennial/namesakes.html
For almost twenty years, the Medical College of Virginia's (MCV) Georgian-style building at 509 North Twelfth Street was known simply as the "College Library". In the winter of 1950, several MCV administrators, including Comptroller Major-General William F. Tompkins, USA, retired, recommended naming the library in recognition of five members of two prominent Virginia families. The MCV Board of Visitors approved the name "Tompkins-McCaw Library" on 10 March 1950 honoring General Tompkins' great aunt, maternal grandfather, uncle, father and brother. ... The Tompkins-McCaw Library is named in honor of:
Sally Lousia Tompkins (1833-1916)
Christopher Tompkins (1847-1918)
James McCaw Tompkins (1877-1946)
James Brown McCaw (1823-1906)
Walter Drew McCaw (1863-1939)
Representing the fifth generation of physicians, James McCaw Tompkins, son of Christopher Tompkins and Bessie McCaw, is the only namesake with a blood relationship to all those honored in the library's name. Mac Tompkins, as he was known to his friends, graduated from the University of Virginia before taking his M.D. at MCV in 1906. Following postgraduate training at John Hopkins University, and in New York and Boston, he returned to Richmond to establish a practice in general medicine. He cared for many famous Richmonders, including the dying Ellen Glasgow in 1945. Like his father and grandfather, Tompkins held a teaching position at MCV and then ended his career by serving on the Board of Visitors.
Christopher Tompkins (1848 - 1918)
Elizabeth McCaw Tompkins (1851 - 1926)
Delia Patteson Tompkins (1878 - 1970)*
Ellen Wilkins Tompkins (1880 - 1976)*
James McCaw Tompkins (1883 - 1946)
Christine Tompkins (1884 - 1886)*
Elizabeth McCaw Tompkins Parrish (1885 - 1962)*
Christopher Tompkins (1889 - 1890)*
William Frazer Tompkins (1892 - 1969)*
Mary Bedford Tompkins (1892 - 1929)*
Plot: Section D Lot 30
Created by: RF
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42407896
Added: Nov. 17, 2009