Our Pinkerton Family History

Pinkertons, A Family History


Generation 1: Robert Pinkerton

Generation 2: Samuel Pinkerton

Generation 3: Robert R. Pinkerton

Generation 4: Arthur Robert Pinkerton

Generation 5: Ruth E. Pinkerton

Generation 5: Ruth Elaine Pinkerton

Ruth Elaine5 Pinkerton (Arthur Robert4, Robert R.3, Samuel2, Robert1) was born July 30, 1918 in Tampa, Hillsborough County1, Florida and died on 11 April 2004 in Sumter County, Florida2. She married Thomas Graham Macfarlane on 2 March 1943 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida3. He was the son of Daniel Macfarlane and Maggie Reid Graham. He was born on 3 May 1922 in Dalmuir (Clydebank), Glasgow, Scotland, and died 12 December 1998 in Winter Park, Orange County, Florida (See Macfarlane Genealogy for additional details.)


Ruth Elaine Pinkerton Macfarlane through her years.


Thomas Graham Macfarlane emigrated from Scotland to America with his mother and siblings, arriving in the USA on May 04, 1932, on the SS California.  He was 10 years old.

Children of Ruth Pinkerton and Thomas Macfarlane are:

    Sandra Margaret6 Macfarlane was born in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

    Cheryl Elaine Macfarlane was born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

    Phyllis Ruth Macfarlane was born in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.

    Lynnanne Macfarlane was born in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.


    1. Hillsborough, Florida, birth certificate no. 9933 (1918), Ruth Elaine Pinkerton; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Jacksonville.

    2. Personal knowledge of Jack Butler, author of this page, who attended her funeral.

    3. Hillsborough, Florida, marriage certificate no. 19696, vol. 53, page 1111 (1943), Thomas Graham Macfarlane-Ruth Elaine Pinkerton; Clerk of Court, Tampa.