James Toney Rooney

about 1848–
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Toney

James Toney Rooney was born about 1848, in Illinois, United States. He married Mary Elizabeth Keyes on 14 August 1877, in Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1880.

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James Toney Rooney
Mary Elizabeth Keyes
Marriage: 14 August 1877
Bert Rooney
Katie K. Rooney
Agnes W. Rooney
Helena Leota Rooney
William Perry Rooney

Spouse and Children

14 August 1877
Lane, Oregon, United States


World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 0

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin ( see Ruane ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J T Rooney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J. T. Rooney, "Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935"
  • James Toney Rooney in entry for William Perry Rooney, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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