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.

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Family Time Line

James Toomer
Mary Jane Cook
Marriage: 30 March 1854
Sarah Jane Toomer
James Toomer Jr
John Thomas Toomer
Joseph William Toomer
Charles Herbert Toomer
Emeline Eliza Toomer
Lydia Ann Toomer
David Richard Toomer

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    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.

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    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"

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