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Thomas Alfred Tobin

Thomas Alfred Tobin

Male 1854 - 1930  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Thomas Alfred Tobin 
    Relationshipwith Thomas Clark
    Born Jun 1854  Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1855  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1870  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1875  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1892  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1900  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1910  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1920  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 13 Feb 1930  Alden, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Census 1965  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary Obituary, (Altoona, PA), 13 Feb. 1930:

    Thomas A. Tobin, Sr. — Farther of J.L. Tobin of this city, died at his home in Buffalo, Ny., this morning, according to word received by the son. Funeral services will be conducted in Buffalo on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock and interment will be made there. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mary Tobin, Mrs. Grant Reed, Mrs. Anna Jordan, Joseph L. Tobin, Mrs. Lulu Flannegan and Thomas A. Tobin, jr., all of Buffalo, and J.L. Tobin of 709 Sixth avenue, Altoona. One son died last April and his wife died twenty-six years ago. 
    Occupation worked in steel mills 
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Section Q, Lot 14, Grave 13
    Notes 
    • In the 1860 US census, Thomas (aged 5) and Joanna (aged 3) Tobin are living in the 11th Ward of Buffalo with Jane Clinton as Head of Household, and four other Clintons, aged in their 20s and 30s.

      If as family history (and the 1900 census) has it several members of the family died, perhaps this is where the two youngest were taken up to live. The age here would about match with the age given on the 1880 census for Thomas. And, if their mother is a servant elsewhere, living with another family here makes senses. Were the Clintons relatives?

      Second, in the 1870 census, in the 11th Ward, Ellen Tobin, aged 52 and born in Ireland, is the Head of Household for Thomas, aged 16, and Joanna, aged 13, both of whose parents are foreign born. This is the same family as above, it would seem, but is it our Thomas, and why does the 52 year old Ellen Tobin appear now?

      In the 1880 census, the family is living in Pittsburgh, and he is working in a steel mill.

      In the 1900 census, he is living with wife Anna and 7 children, the oldest age 19.

      According to the pattern of how their children were born in this census, this family started out in NYState after being married. After about Sept. 1880 they moved to Pittsburgh. They had three children before they moved there; the older two apparently died, and Sarah was the oldest child to survive. According to the 1880 census, they were living on the South side in Pittsburgh and he was a steelworker. He had been out of work for 4 months within the previous year--moving, getting settled in, finding a job in Pittsburgh. They lived there until after the birth of Louisa. Between Feb. of 1890 and Sept. of 1892 they moved back to Buffalo.

      Why did they move to Pittsburgh? Just for work, or was there family? The are 61 other Tobins in Allegheny Co. in the 1880 census. If his father had 6 children (who lived), it's not unlikely that one or more of them had moved to Pittsburgh.

      Anna Jordan (b. 1909) says that she visited Pittsburgh when she was a young girl, and talked about relatives who lived in Altoona—see his two children William and Jack.
    Person ID I722  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 

    Father Thomas Tobin
              b. Abt 1806, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Between 1862 and 1865, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Ellen
              b. Feb 1816, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1900, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Family ID F188    |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Anna E. Moser
              b. Oct 1855, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Aug 1903, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 1875  [8
    Children 
     1. Mary Tobin
              b. Abt 1876, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 May 1953, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Charles Tobin
              b. Abt 1878, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charlotte E. “Lottie” Tobin
              b. Abt 1878
              d. 6 May 1897, 240 Forrest Ave, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Married: 1x4. Sarah M. "Sadie" Tobin
              b. Nov 1879, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Aug 1964, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Married: 1x5. Mary Ann "Mamie" Tobin
              b. Abt 1882
    +6. William Tobin
              b. Jun 1883, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 May 1929, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    +7. John Louis "Jack" Tobin
              b. 12 Dec 1886, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 1964, Altoona, Blair Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +8. Katherine "Anna" Tobin
              b. 28 May 1887, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Apr 1937, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +9. Louisa E. "Lulu" Tobin
              b. Feb 1890, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Joseph Tobin Married: 2x2x 
              b. 14 Sep 1890, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Jun 1971, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +11. Thomas Albert Tobin
              b. 15 Nov 1893, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Jul 1957, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F179    |  Family Chart

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  • Reference  "Thomas Alfred Tobin". Pitard.net - Buffalo Families. https://buffalo.pitard.net/getperson.php?personID=I722&tree=caldiero1 (accessed October 18, 2019).

  • Sources 
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