William Herzkey Tombow
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Elizabeth Romayne ("Pearl") Tambo

Elizabeth Romayne ("Pearl") Tambo

Female 1903 - 1974  (70 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Romayne ("Pearl") Tambo 
    Born 19 Jul 1903  Olyphant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 May 1974  Dearborn, MI (burial: St. hedwig, Dearborn, MI) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I04150  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father William Tambo Tombow,   b. 12 Apr 1866, Olyphant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1929, Olyphant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Fitzsimmons,   b. 5 May 1876, Gilosgate Moor, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1932, Olypant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1899  Scranton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lewis Smith,   b. 19 Apr 1902, Olyphant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1976, Ocala, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1922  Olyphant, PA, St. Patrick's Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Smith Smith,   b. 8 Jul 1923, Dickson City, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1988, Dearborn, MI (burial: St. Hedwig, Dearborn, MI) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Lois Joyce Smith
    Family ID F1548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Raymond Popowski 
    Married 20 Dec 1947  Dearborn, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elizabeth 'Pearl' Tambo Smith Popowski
    Elizabeth "Pearl" Tambo Smith Popowski
    Pearl Tambo Smith and her daughter Ruth
    Pearl Tambo Smith and her daughter Ruth
    Pearl Tambo with her friend Essie
    Pearl Tambo with her friend Essie
    Children of William and Elizabeth Tambo: Eddie, Peggy, Willie, Leo, Jack, and Pearl
    Children of William and Elizabeth Tambo: Eddie, Peggy, Willie, Leo, Jack, and Pearl
    Pearl Tambo, Catherine, Ethel, and Jane Dunnigan, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, and Mary 'Polly' Fitzsimmons Dunnigan
    Pearl Tambo, Catherine, Ethel, and Jane Dunnigan, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, and Mary "Polly" Fitzsimmons Dunnigan
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    Funeral Card for Elizabeth Tambo Smith Popowski
    Funeral Card for Elizabeth Tambo Smith Popowski
    Census from April 1910 in Pennsylvania
    Census from April 1910 in Pennsylvania
    Census from April 15 1910 in which William Tombow his wife Elizabeth and their children Elizabeth, William and Leo appear in, as does William step son Edward Mackrell

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Romayne ("Pearl") Tambo, the third child of William Tambo and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons was born l9 July l903 in Olyphant and baptized at St. Patrick's Church. It is in her home that her parents spent their final years in Scranton, PA.

      Following her younger brother, Leo, to Michigan in l936, she lived in many homes before settling at l344 Mayburn, Dearborn. She subsequently sold this home to her daughter, Ruth, and moved to Mason St. in west Dearborn.

      Pearl married twice. She married for the first time to Lewis Smith in St. Patrick's Church, Olyphant, on 26 July l922. Lewis Smith was born l9 April l902 in Olyphant, PA., the son of Holis Smith and Jane Harris. He died 4 January l976 in Ocala, Florida. His remains were cremated. This marriage ended in divorce. There were three children of this marriage.

      Pearl married a second time to Raymond Popowski in the Dearborn (MI) City Hall on 20 December l947. There were no children of this marriage.

      Pearl Tambeau Popowski died 24 May l974 of several strokes and heart attacks, spending the last seversal months comatose, a fate so many of her maternal grandmother Anna Joyce Fitzsimmons' descendants shared, including Pearl's three brothers. She is buried in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, MI, in Section 3D, six graves from her brother Leo Tambeau's grave, who had suffered a similar death, l6 months before. She was 7l years old at the time of her death.

      Pearl Tambeau and Lewis Smith had three children: Ruth Smith, Lois Smith and a still born, noted in the Family Bible only as "Baby Smith".