Vreeland Tompkins

Vreeland Tompkins

Birth
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 30 Jan 1956 (aged 85)
Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 19177, Section F
Memorial ID 57428983 · View Source
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On 18 May 1904, Vreeland Tompkins married Laura Towar of Jersey City. They had three daughters: Margaret Vreeland (1906-1984), Grace Elizabeth (1909-2010) and WASP Gertrude Vreeland Silver(1912-1944).

He graduated from Rutgers University in 1893 and was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. After graduation he was employed as a chemist at Standard Oil Co., Bergen Port Works. In 1895, he founded the Smooth-On Manufacturing Company, with his father serving as President and himself as lead chemist. Vreeland invented the product Smooth-On was an iron cement compound.



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  • Maintained by: Athanatos
  • Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
  • Added: 21 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57428983
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vreeland Tompkins (8 Dec 1870–30 Jan 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57428983, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .