Person:Theophilus Trimble (2)

Theophilus Jeremiah Trimble
m. Abt 1857
  1. Theophilus Jeremiah Trimble1859 - 1943
  2. Peter TRIMBLE\TROMBLE, Jr1859 -
  3. Sarah Jane TREMBLE1862 - 1923
  4. Florance M TREMBLE1862 - Aft 1943
  5. Rosella TREMBLEAbt 1863 -
  6. Josephine K TRIMBLE1865 - 1948
  7. Louis Alexander Tremble1866 - 1936
  8. Margaret TREMBLE1868 - Abt 1924
  9. Elizabeth TREMBLE1869 -
  10. Lillian May TrimbleAbt 1869 - Aft 1943
  11. Charles TREMBLE1871 -
  12. Harriet TREMBLE1873 - Aft 1943
  13. Theodore William Pompadore TREMBLE1874 -
  14. Francis Roger TREMBLE1875 - 1929
  15. Richard TREMBLE1877 - Bef 1943
  16. John TRIMBLEBet 1877 & 9 - 1948
  17. George Franklin TROMBLEY1880 - 1965
  18. Bessie E Trombley1888 - 1971
Facts and Events
Name Theophilus Jeremiah Trimble
Alt Name Uncle Tod Tromble
Alt Name Uncle Toddy _____
Alt Name Uncle Tip _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5] 17 Sep 1859 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
Occupation[8] 10 Oct 1875 He was apprenticed to learn the trade of wood turning with Johu Smith for 3 years
Occupation? 1880 Brockport, Monroe, New York, United Statesturner
Census[1] 1900 Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United StatesWood Turner
Occupation? 1902/03 Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United Stateswood turner for M or N La Mont, he lived @ 1115 33rd.
Occupation? 1904 Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United Stateswood turner and worked for Heumann & Trump and lived @ 1115 33rd
Census[4] 8 Apr 1930 Arenac, Arenac, Michigan, United Statesfarmer
Death? 6 Oct 1943 Standish, Arenac, Michigan, United States
Other? He was callted Uncle Tip because he had 1 leg shorter than the other. Illness

He never married.

He is listed as the 1st child born to Peter and Mary Tremble in Mary's obituary notice.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bay, Michigan, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623)
    Bay City, Bay, MI, taken 7 Jun 1990, Superivsor's #10, ED 41, Sheet 6. 33rd Street, House # 1115, Dwelling 104, Family 112.

    1900 Census Bay City, Bay, MI says he is a border with Louis and his family, says Theophilus Tromble, single, boarder, b. in NY father born in Canada English, and mom in NY., wood turner, b. Sep 1858, 41 yrs, can read & write

  2. Erie, New York, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1870 Census, Tonawanda, Erie, NY
    pg 2, taken 19 Jul 1870,
    dwelling & family # 17 says
    Theophlus Tremble, 10 yrs, single, @ home & born in NY, in school, father of foreign birth.

  3. Pg 30 supervisor's Dist
    pg 30 family # 343.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Arenac, Michigan, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T626)
    Sheet A 9.

    1930 Census Arenac, Arenac, Michigan, Sheet 2-A taken 8 Apr 1930 dwelling & family # 30, says
    Theophilus, brother 70 yrs single b. NY and is farmer

  5. Arenac, Michigan, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625)
    Sheet 5-B.

    1920 Census Arenac, Arenac, Michigan
    Sheet 5-B, taken 20 Jan 1920, dwelling & family # 89, says
    brother 6? yrs, single, b. NY both parents b. Canada

  6.   .

    1880 Census Brockport, Monroe, NY
    pg 30 family 343 says
    Theophilus, son, single, age 21 says he is a turner born in NY.

  7.   .

    THEOPHILUS TREMBLE. Our subject, whose wood-turning establishment
    is located on the corner of Twelfth and Adams Streets, and who is there carrying
    on a successful business, is himself endowed with something more than the ordinary degree of talent and may well be called a genius. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., September 17, 1859, and is a son of Theophilus Peter and Mary Jane (Green)nTremble. Thc former was born in Lashaim, Canada, nine miles from Montreal. His father. Roger Tremble, who was a farmer there, was of French descent. Peter Tremble was by profession a sub-marine diver, having learned the business at the age of fourteen years from John B. Green of Buffalo.He engaged as a professional diver until 1878, when he retired from that business and took up farming, but before finally giving up his profession he dove at Green Bay, Long Point, Presque Isle Point and in Buffalo, also at Silver Key Banks, and became noted for his fearlessness and success in his work. He went to the depth of one hundred and eigbt feet under water and remained there, from an hour to an hour and a half. He now resides in North Bay, on the corner of Thirty-third and Fitchard Streets. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

    Our subject's mother was born in Oswego, N. Y. Her father was a Canadian but
    died in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Mary J. Trcmble died in Bay City, April 13, 1891. Of
    a family of seventeen children, sixteen lived to be grown, and all are still surviving.
    Of these, our subject is the eldest. He was reared in Tonawanda, NY. and as a lad attended the public schools and also the HighSchool there and in Brockport.

    October 10. 1875, he was apprenticed to learn the trade of wood turning, and served for three years at Brockport with Johu Smith, so that he became a practical and skillful workman. Thence, he went to Albion, N. Y., where he engaged as a journeyman for four years. He was then in New York City and other eastern points until the spring of 1885, when he came to Bay City and started in business for himself.

    Mr. Tremble secured his present site and fitted it up with a complete set of machinery for wood-turning and hand work, so that he has now a perfectly equipped establishment for making the finest drill as well as the more common turnings used in housebuilding. His work is much appreciated here and he has been successful. Mr. Tremble invented and patented the useful article known as the Tremble clothes bars or reels, and started manufacturing them. It is a most useful innovation in that much-dreaded portion of household work that makes the first day of the week so unpleasant.

    Socially our subject belongs to Bay City Lodge, No. 104, I. O. O.F. In his political affiliation he is a democrat, not accepting the policy by inheritance or association, but as the result of his own balanced judgment.

    Bay City, Michigan 1892

  8. Found today, (04-04-07) Patent by Todd "tremble Clothes Dryer" Clothes reel or bar as noted in his bio.
    Patent number: 353332
    Filing date: Sep 1, 1885
    Issue date: Nov 30, 1886
    Web site,,M1