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Thomas E Tomlinson

TOMLINSON

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 16:42:41

Thomas E Tomlinson a popular restaurant proprietor of Pilot Mound, is a well known and enterprising young business man of the town. He is numbered among the worthy native sons of Boone county, his birth having occurred in Pilot Mound on December 15, 1892. His parents, Thomas and Maggie (Bishop) Tomlinson, were both born in this state. The mother, a pioneer resident of Boone county, is now fifty-one years of age and has won an extensive acquaintance and many friends in the community. A sketch of her father, who is know living retired in Pilot Mound at the age of eighty-nine years, appears on another page of his work.
Thomas E Tomlinson was reared and educated in this county, attending the public schools of Pilot Mound. After putting aside his text books he worked in a cement tile factory for three years and then learned the barberís trade, being thus engaged for about one year. On the expiration of that period he became proprietor of a restaurant in Pilot Mound and has thus been engaging business to the present time. It is liberally patronized by a desirable class of people and Mr Tomlinson meeting with well merited success in this connection. On February 9, 1914, the restaurant was destroyed by fire, but its proprietor is now erecting a cement and brick building on the main street in which to continue the business.
Mr Tomlinson makes his home with his mother in Pilot Mound. He is the oldest of three children, the others being Gertrude, an embalmer and undertaker of Boone, and Clyde at home. The family residence is an attractive abode on Main street. Mrs Maggie Tomlinson is a devoted and consistent member of the Methodist church, exemplifying its teachings in her daily life. Thomas E Tomlinson is a republican in politics an is indentured fraternally with the Modern Woodmen of America. He enjoys an extensive acquaintance in his home community ad has many friends who esteem his as a young man of enterprise, ability and promise.

1914 Boone County History Book


 

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