Served during the war of the Revolution as first lieutenant in captain Bennett's Company, in Colonel Enos Seeley's Battalion, New Jersey. State Troops.
Bro. Tomlinson has occupied a prominent place in our denominational work, as preacher, teacher, and Corresponding Secretary of the Missionary Society. Memorial notices of the deceased will no doubt be furnished by other hands for publication; for the present issue I send you the following brief biological sketch:
Bro. Tomlinson was born in Shiloh, N. J., June 27th, 1837, and died at Westerly, R. I., May 11th, 1876, thus having nearly completed his thirty-ninth year. His parents, Abel S. and Lois Tomlinson, still reside at Shiloh. The deceased graduated at Union College in 1857. He was married August 19th, 1858, to Miss Amanda M. Titsworth, of New Market, N. J. He began his pastoral work at DeRuyter, N. Y., in 1861. In 1864, he was called to the pastorate of the church at Adams Centre, N. Y. In 1868 he entered upon his pastoral labors in Westerly, R. I. Our Missionary Board being located in this vicinity, Bro. Tomlinson was appointed its Corresponding Secretary, and his Annual Reports to the Society have been characterized by that Christian spirit and executive ability which have made his life so great a success. He will be greatly missed in our ecclesiastical gatherings, where his acute mind and eloquent tongue have so often helped forward our denominational enterprises. It is sad to think that henceforth we must look in vain over our assemblies for the face of our dear Brother Tomlinson - a face that smiled and wept with ours. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family. The deceased leaves a wife and five children, the eldest son being a member of the Freshman class of Williams College. The churches which have enjoyed Bro. Tomlinson's labors will feel that they are mourners at his early death, as will those also who were associated with him in school work at Alfred Centre, N. Y., and elsewhere. It has been our happy privilege the past few weeks - a privilege we shall ever prize - to frequently meet our now departed brother, and to hold sweet converse with him. L. C. Rogers
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol. 32, No. 21, P. 2, May 25, 1876.
Transcribed by Jon Saunders, FAG Contributor #47674050 He was buried on 15 May 1876 at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.134
She lived at Adams Township in Jefferson, New York in 1865.131 She lived in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island in 1870.132 Amanda lived in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island in 1875.133 She died on 11 Nov 1918 at the age of 83 in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey.135 Amanda Titsworth Tomlinson, daughter of Jacob and Susan Woodruff Titsworth, was born at Bridgeton, N. J., December 5, 1834. She died at Plainfield, N. J., November 11, 1918. "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol. 85, No. 22, P. 702, Dec. 2, 1918. She was buried in Nov 1918 at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.135
She was a daughter of Rev. George E. Tomlinson who at the time of her death years ago was pastor of the Seventh-day Baptist Church at Westerly, Rhode Island. Miss Tomlinson had been for several years a teacher in Ashbury Park, New Jersey, and in New York City. She was a member of the Seventh-day Baptist Church at Plainfield, New Jersey. Simple farewell services were held at the house September 13, and the next day burial was made in Westerly, Rhode Island. A grief-stricken, heart-broken, but brave mother and two brothers survive her. E. S.
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol. 67, No. 14, P. 443, Oct. 4, 1909.
Transcribed by Jon Saunders, FAG Contributor, #47674050 She was buried on 14 Sep 1909 at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.137
Harold Woodruff Tomlinson, suddenly, in the Westfield [railroad] collision, January, 1903.
He was the son of Rev. George Tomlinson, formerly a preacher in the Seventh-day Baptist denomination, and was born November 24, 1871. In October 1894 he was married to Miss Lucy D. Dunham, of Dunellen, N. J. He was an active and beloved member of the Congregational church of Plainfield, N. J., serving faithfully as one of the Trustees, and as chairman of the Music Committee, and also in the Men's Club and Endeavor Society. He leaves a widow and two small children. Warm hearted, conservative, generous, friendly, he had won many friends who now mourn his loss deeply. C. L. G. Harold was buried in 1903 at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, Union, New Jersey.139
The 1900 census listed that she had one child but none living. The child must have been born between 1877, approximate marriage date, and 1900.
Name Relation Age
STEWART, Charles head 49
Lizzie wife 40
Ruby daughter 13
Irene daughter 09
Earl son 04
EMAY Fannie mother-in-law 58
Note: Chase died in 1917 and Charles Wayne was born in April 1920 (four months after the census was taken.) Clara Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emay340–342,353–355, daughter of William Sidney Emay and Mary Frances Leisure, was born on 11 Sep 1879 in Rush, Indiana.206,345,354–357 She lived in Rushville, Rush, Indiana in 1880.355 In 1900 she was a Teacher in Rush, Indiana.354,358 Lizzie lived in Center, Rush, Indiana in 1900.354 She lived in Center, Rush, Indiana in 1910.341 She lived in Center, Rush, Indiana in 1920.340 Lizzie lived in Center, Rush, Indiana in 1930.342 She lived in Center, Rush, Indiana between 1935 and 1940.343 She lived in Mays, Center, Rush, Indiana in May 1951.353 Lizzie Contributory: Generalized arterio sclerosis on 14 Mar 1956.357 She died Cerebral Thrombosis on 14 Mar 1956 at the age of 76 in Mays, Rush, Indiana.206,345,356–357 She was buried on 17 Mar 1956 in Rush, Indiana.345,357,359