Opal Dell Toll

Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Opal Dell

When Opal Dell Toll was born on 8 August 1892, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, James B Toll, was 35 and her mother, Ada Aquilla Pickerell, was 29. She had at least 1 daughter with Harry Warren Mortensen. She lived in Falls Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States for about 20 years.

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Opal Dell Toll
Harry Warren Mortensen
Hope Mortensen

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  • Hope Mortensen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Toll, Old English Toll, or Old Norse Tóli, the latter being derived from a reduced form of a compound name such as þórleifr (composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + leifr ‘relic’) or þórleikr (composed of the elements þórr + leikr ‘sport’, ‘play’).2 English: topographic name from toll ‘clump of trees’, a dialect term of Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire.3 German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, also ‘pretty’ or ‘handsome’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Opal Mortensen in household of Harry Mortensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Opal D Mortesen in household of Harry W Mortesen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal D Mortensen in household of Harry W Mortensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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