Edith Cecilia Tompkins (1878 - 1946)

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E Malv, Australia

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E Malv, Australia

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Family

Father: Parson George Tompkins
Mother: Cecilia Miller Tompkins

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Cecilia

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1878 - In the year that Edith Cecilia Tompkins was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

1914 - At the age of 36 years old, Edith was alive when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1918 - At the age of 40 years old, Edith was alive when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1919 - At the age of 41 years old, Edith was alive when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

1946 - In the year of Edith Cecilia Tompkins's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Edith Cecilia Tompkins died in 1946 in E Malv, Australia at age 68. There is no listed cause of death for Edith. She was born in 1878. She was born to Parson George Tompkins and Cecilia Miller Tompkins, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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