Sophia Christina Toole

1890–1962 (Age 71)
Bloomfield, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sophia Christina

When Sophia Christina Toole was born on 28 March 1890, in Bloomfield, Greene, Indiana, United States, her father, William Lawerence Tool, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Alice Lankford, was 29. She married Julian Iva Small in 1909, in Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Kiowa, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Tule Lake Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 January 1962, in Payette, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sophia Christina Toole
Julian Iva Small
Marriage: 1909
Elsie Marie Small
Erma Small
Thelma Onita Small
William Scott Small
Robert Morton Small
Aubrey Julian Small
Waldo Small
Wandel Vernen Small
Tressie Bell Small
Everett Lavern Small
Alice Faye Small

Spouse & Children

Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States


  • Elsie Marie Small


  • Female1911–2003Female

  • Thelma Onita Small


  • William Scott Small


  • Male1916–1991Male

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Lawerence Tool


  • Rachel Alice Lankford




World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Toole , an Americanized form of Ó Tuathail ‘descendant of Tuathal’.2 English: variant of Toll .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sophia Small in household of Julian J Small, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sophia Small in household of Ira J Small, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sofa Small in household of Iva J Small, "United States Census, 1910"

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