Richard Kepple Toole

1908–1982 (Age 73)
Grant, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard Kepple

When Richard Kepple Toole was born on 20 June 1908, in Grant, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Lawrence Toole, was 25 and his mother, Lula Emma Sebree, was 22. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Ohio, United States in 1982. He died on 13 May 1982, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge, Grant, Kentucky, United States.

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 1

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 20

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Toole , an Americanized form of Ó Tuathail ‘descendant of Tuathal’.2 English: variant of Toll .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Kipple Toole in household of William H Toole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard K Toole in household of William L Toole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kepple Toole, "United States Census, 1930"

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