1833 Birth According to the US census of 1850, Tumblety was born in Ireland and emigrated to the USA with his family shortly afterwards
5th May 1865 Arrested in St. Louis Tumblety arrested in connection with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. While he knew one of the accused, there was nothing to the charge and he was released on May 30th.
7th November 1888 Arrested in London Arrested for 'gross indency' - assumed to mean homosexual activity. Ripper authors Gainey and Evans suggest this was a cover story for the real reason for his arrest: suspicion of his complicity in the Ripper crimes
20th November 1888 Flees London Using a false name - Frank Townsend - Tumblety skips bail and travels to France
24th November 1888 Leaves Europe to travel back to the USA
28th May 1903 Death Tumblety died of heart disease and was buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, New York