Sherman Tompkins (1905 - 1964)

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Sherman Tompkins
1905 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Sherman Tompkins was born on July 1, 1905. He died in September 1964 at 59 years of age. We know that Sherman Tompkins had been residing in Florida.

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Sherman Tompkins died in September 1964 at 59 years old. He was born on July 1, 1905. We are unaware of information about Sherman's immediate family. We know that Sherman Tompkins had been residing in Florida.
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1905 - 1964 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Sherman Tompkins was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1913, by the time he was only 8 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1940, he was 35 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1952, when he was 47 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, in the year of Sherman Tompkins's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Edna T Tompkins
Jan 25, 1912 - Jan 6, 2011
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Eddie Tompkins
Dec 25, 1895 - January 1966
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Marjorie Tompkins
Jun 7, 1914 - Apr 3, 2003
Mobile, AL
Ellen G Tompkins
May 15, 1915 - Jan 13, 2005
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W B Tompkins
Apr 7, 1890 - Sep 15, 1971
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James Tompkins
Oct 2, 1930 - February 1981
Pauline Pearce Tompkins
Feb 17, 1929 - Jun 29, 2011
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Welthy Tompkins
Sep 15, 1920 - August 1983
Live Oak, Florida
Florence D Tompkins
Aug 8, 1907 - Jan 31, 1998
San Jacinto, CA
Christine Tompkins
Jun 11, 1914 - December 1980
Dothan, Alabama
Ethyl Tompkins
Sep 27, 1896 - July 1974
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Elva E Tompkins
Sep 23, 1903 - Nov 24, 1987
Callie Tompkins
Jul 21, 1879 - July 1974
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David L Tompkins
Dec 29, 1934 - Oct 23, 2010
Sturgis, MI
A L Tompkins
Jul 1, 1916 - Apr 30, 1993
Jacksonville, FL
Clifford L Tompkins
Jan 30, 1934 - Jul 27, 2004
Live Oak, FL
Daisy G Tompkins
Nov 22, 1904 - Nov 10, 1989
Moore Haven, FL
John Tompkins
Nov 26, 1888 - September 1973
Chattahoochee, Florida

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