Oliver Wolcott Toll

1891–1981 (Age 90)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Oliver Wolcott

When Oliver Wolcott Toll was born on 3 August 1891, in Denver, Colorado, United States, his father, Charles Hansen Toll, was 41 and his mother, Katharine Ellen Wolcott, was 36. He married Merle D'Anbigine Sampson on 25 September 1917. He lived in Election Precinct 12, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1900. He died in November 1981, in Spencerville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 90.

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Oliver Wolcott Toll
Merle D'Anbigine Sampson
Marriage: 25 September 1917

Spouse & Children

25 September 1917
Denver, Denver, Colorado

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Hansen Toll


  • Katharine Ellen Wolcott




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 10

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (1)

  • Oliver W Toll in household of Charles H Toll, "United States Census, 1900"

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