William Toomey

1896–1986 (Age 90)
Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Toomey was born on 15 August 1896, in Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Clement Toomey, was 47 and his mother, Mary Jane Spangler, was 34. He married Alverta E Gross on 26 May 1917, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Newberry Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Newberry MM, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in December 1986, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

William Toomey
Alverta E Gross
Marriage: 26 May 1917
Clifford D. Toomey
Edith N Toomey
Pauline Marie Toomey
June E. Toomey

Spouse & Children

26 May 1917
York, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Clement Toomey


  • Mary Jane Spangler




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

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. 

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

Sources (3)

  • William Toomey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Tooney in household of Clement Tooney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Toomey, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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