Dr Joel Edwin Toothaker

9 August 1890–6 April 1955 (Age 64)
Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joel Edwin

When Dr Joel Edwin Toothaker was born on 9 August 1890, in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States, his father, Edwin C. Toothaker, was 31 and his mother, Elma Sybell Hawkins, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Florence Louise Brinkley. He lived in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, United States in 1920 and Centralia Election Precinct, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 6 April 1955, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Dr Joel Edwin Toothaker
Florence Louise Brinkley
Florence Ellen Toothaker
Dr Joel Harry Toothaker

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    Florence Ellen Toothaker


    Dr Joel Harry Toothaker


Parents and Siblings

    Edwin C. Toothaker


    Elma Sybell Hawkins




World Events (8)

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Swiss German Totenacher, a habitational name (recorded in Konstanz in the 14th century) for someone from Todtnacht in Thurgau, Switzerland.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joel E Tovifbaker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel E Toothaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joel E Toothaker, "United States Census, 1940"

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