Virginia Mae Toomey

1928–2002 (Age 74)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Virginia Mae

When Virginia Mae Toomey was born in March 1928, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Floyd Rae Toomey, was 29 and her mother, Bessie Mae Long, was 27. She lived in Buckeye, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 1 Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 2002, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Rae Toomey
1899–1989
Bessie Mae Long
1900–1982
Virginia Mae Toomey
1928–2002

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 8

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Toomey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuama ‘descendant of Tuaim’, a personal name apparently derived from tuaim ‘burial mound’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Virginia Toomey in household of Floyd Toomey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Toomey in household of Floyd Toomey, "United States Census, 1930"

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