William Toomey

1892–1945 (Age 53)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Toomey was born in June 1892, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Toomey, was 32 and his mother, Annie (Toomey), was 27. He died on 15 July 1945, in his hometown, at the age of 53, and was buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Toomey
Annie (Toomey)
Daniel Toomey
Margaret Toomey
William Toomey
Annie Toomey
Arthur Toomey
ArthurA. Toomey
James Toomey

Parents & Siblings

  • John Toomey


  • Annie (Toomey)




  • Daniel Toomey


  • Male1892–1945Male

  • Annie Toomey


  • Arthur Toomey


  • ArthurA. Toomey


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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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 15

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Toomey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuama ‘descendant of Tuaim’, a personal name apparently derived from tuaim ‘burial mound’.

Possible Related Names

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

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