Richard Durward Toll

1919–1977 (Age 57)
Allodium Township, Graham, Kansas, United States

The Life of Richard Durward

When Richard Durward Toll was born on 12 June 1919, in Allodium Township, Graham, Kansas, United States, his father, Joseph Toll, was 39 and his mother, Elsie Celeste Edwards, was 30. He died in May 1977, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 57.

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Joseph Toll
Elsie Celeste Edwards
Lottie Oral Toll
Zelda Larna Toll
Carol Lois Toll
Fern Toll
Richard Durward Toll
Betty Jo Toll

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Richard D Tall in household of Joe Tall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Toll in household of Joe Toll, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Durward Toll, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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