Harold W Tonkin (1915 - 1989)

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Harold W Tonkin
1915 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Harold W Tonkin was born on April 27, 1915. He died on September 7, 1989 at 74 years of age.

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Harold W Tonkin died on September 7, 1989 at age 74. He was born on April 27, 1915. We have no information about Harold's surviving family.
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In 1915, in the year that Harold W Tonkin was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1930, Harold was only 15 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1968, he was 53 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, he was 61 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1989, in the year of Harold W Tonkin's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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Dec 29, 1906 - January 1984
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Octa O Tonkin
Mar 2, 1884 - Mar 15, 1967
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Rollin Tonkin
Jun 28, 1906 - March 1983
Pittston, PA
Robert Tonkin
Oct 11, 1916 - March 1974
Helen G Tonkin
Aug 29, 1916 - December 1988
Arkport, NY
Mary Tonkin
Aug 20, 1911 - Apr 12, 1998
Pen Argyl, PA
Samuel J Tonkin
Apr 17, 1916 - Nov 11, 1988
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Winfield A Tonkin
Dec 4, 1921 - Nov 20, 1994
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Harold Tonkin
Nov 24, 1913 - May 1962
Irene Tonkin
Jul 12, 1895 - October 1981
Clarks Summit, PA
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Jan 17, 1902 - July 1984
Williamsport, PA
A L Tonkin
Mar 1, 1910 - Apr 10, 1996
Fallentimber, PA
John Tonkin
May 18, 1887 - November 1970
Coaldale, PA
Marie G Tonkin
Apr 26, 1913 - February 1995
Albuquerque, NM
Rose Tonkin
Dec 7, 1907 - December 1981
Luzerne, PA
Minnie Tonkin
Jan 10, 1904 - Jul 15, 1990
Elizabeth Tonkin
Feb 16, 1881 - September 1982
Moorestown, NJ
Edith M Tonkin
Mar 24, 1913 - Aug 27, 1998
Summit Hill, PA

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