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 Robert Angus Tompkins

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Robert Angus Tompkins

  • Birth 13 Mar 1878 Sandy Point, Brazoria County, Texas, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 1961 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot 132, 21 R X
  • Memorial ID 3759276

Robert Angus Tompkins was #11,622 in The Clan of Tomkyns Vol III

Robert and his wife,
Clare Feldman who was
born in Berlin Germany
to Bernard Feldmann and
Karia Teresa Ebel, were
the authors, printers,
and publishers of The
Genealogy 1942.

Robert was born in Brazoria County, Texas on 13 March 1878 to Dr Franklin Abel Tompkins and Ida Corinne Matthews who was born in Mississippi. Dr Frank served as a Major and surgeon with the Confederate States Army.

Robert served in the US Army in the Spanish-American War, he was also a veteran of "the Great War" - WWI - and was a
retired master sergeant.

A comment about Robert and Clare printing Tomkins/Tompkins Genealogy by hand in their basement is quite accurate. They actually had to teach themselves how to operate the press, set the type, everything else! TTG was the result of about twenty-five years work.

Robert and his wife continued his research and before his death had compiled The Clan of Tomkyns Volumes that had many updates and corrections to his Tomkins/Tompkins Genealogy book.

He died 8 October 1961 at
3:30 pm at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in
Los Angeles, CA and was
buried 12 October 1961 in the

Robert gave us so much information of who our ancestors were, from a United States Vice President, Governor, Surgeons, Doctors, Lawyers, Veterans of every war this country fought, to Tom Cruise's 4th great grandparents buried in Lynchburg, Va (just had to throw that one in). We all can be thankful for his 25 plus years of research with the understanding that this is not 100% completely accurate but as near as complete a volume of ancestry of a particular line of a family name that has been put together.

"And so, we can only KNOW what we have in life. We can only hope or believe for what there may be in a future life. And life is unbreakably bound in the fabric of the clan. Each individual will eventually go his way, but the FAMILY stays on forever. At the last moment of survival of this plodding, solid earth, some member of our big family will be there to see the last of the grand finale."
by Robert Angus Tompkins , 1957

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  • Maintained by: RF
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3759276
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Angus Tompkins (13 Mar 1878–8 Oct 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3759276, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by RF (contributor 47076918) .