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 James Addison Tomlinson

James Addison Tomlinson

Birth
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Jun 1913 (aged 73)
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section A, number 3
Memorial ID 98289892 · View Source
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James was a son of Dr. John Atwood Tomlinson and his wife Elizabeth Morris Thompson. He had a twin sister, Amanda.

Prior to the Civil War he was a farmer in Mercer County, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Nineteenth Kentucky Infantry on January 2, 1862. He transferred to the Twelfth Kentucky Infantry as a Full Captain on October 18, 1862.

In October 1871, Governor Safford appointed James Notary Public at Fort McDowell in Maricopa County, Arizona. In April of 1877 he became Postmaster at McDowell.

James married Mary Ellen Dean on March 19, 1884 in Cincinnatti, Hamilton, Ohio. James and Mary never had children. They moved back to Harrodsburg and in the 1900 census he was listed as Postmaster. His mother-in-law lived with them at that time. By 1910, he was listed as a store keeper.

OBITUARY

On Friday morning Captain James A. Tomlinson, aged 72, and one of the best known citizens of our community, passed away at his home on Warwick street. Captain Tomlinson had led a very active life up until two and a half years ago, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He was a federal soldier, and in the early seventies was a post-trader in Arizona and for many years was in the revenue service. He served eight years as postmaster at Harrodsburg under Harrison and McKinley. He was a man of strong convictions and had many friends who will regret his passing. About ten years ago he united with the Assembly Presbyterian church of this place, and his funeral service was held at the United Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. V. P. Yeaman, assisted by Rev. F. T. McIntire. His wife, formerly Miss Ellen Dean, and his devoted and faithful nurse through his long illness, survives him. His nephew, Mr. William Tomlinson of Detroit, Michigan, attended his funeral. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was buried with honor by that organization.
(Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co, Ky, Fri Jun 13, 1913)



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98289892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Addison Tomlinson (19 Jan 1840–6 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98289892, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by EliseLB (contributor 47612871) .