James Toomer

8 June 1827–31 January 1894 (Age 66)
Homington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Toomer was born on 8 June 1827, in Homington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Toomer, was 32 and his mother, Jane Carpenter, was 34. He married Mary Jane Cook on 30 March 1854, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 31 January 1894, in Lanark, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Lanark, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

Photos and Memories (13)

Do you know James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Toomer
1827–1894
Mary Jane Cook
1829–1916
Marriage: 30 March 1854
Sarah Jane Toomer
1855–1899
James Toomer Jr
1857–1906
John Thomas Toomer
1860–1860
Joseph William Toomer
1861–1875
Charles Herbert Toomer
1864–1928
Emeline Eliza Toomer
1866–1956
Lydia Ann Toomer
1868–1943
David Richard Toomer
1871–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1854Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830
    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 6
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1846
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset): habitational name from Toomer in Henstridge (Somerset). The etymology of the placename is uncertain.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Tomer

    Story Highlight

    James Toomer and Mary Jane Cook – as told by William Eugene Henry

    “My great grandmother, Emeline Eliza Toomer, was born on September 10, 1866 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah to James Toomer and Mary Jane Cook. Her parents joined the church in England and as a young ma …

    Sources (48)

    • James Toomer in household of Jane Toomer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Toomer in entry for Emeline Eliza Toomer Fry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Toomer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.