I have in my possesion a school book which belonged to Alonzo F. Tinkham of Attleboro Mass.The date written under the name is 1850.
I have found 1 Alonzo Tinkham which might be this man.He was born 10 Jan 1831 in Middleboro Mass, the son of Levi and Prisilla Alden Tinkham.He was married 1 Apr 1860 to Adeline R. Coy in Kennebec Maine.
He then was in Company "B" of the 16th Maine INfantry, enlisting 14 Aug 1860, and was listed as "Missing In Action" 13 Dec 1862.
There is no further information available as to a subsequent recovery, etc.
If you are of this family, there is a poem handwritten in the back of the book.
As I am not related to this family (that I know of at this time) I would love for it to go to a family member.It is possible this person had no direct decendants.