William Toomey

1885–1962 (Age 77)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of William

When William Toomey was born on 23 March 1885, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, William Toomey, was 42 and his mother, Mary Harrold, was 34. He married Kathryn Faehtke on 2 September 1914, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 6 November 1962, in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Toomey
Kathryn Faehtke
Marriage: 2 September 1914

Spouse & Children

2 September 1914
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Toomey


  • Mary Harrold




  • Mary Toomey


  • Female1876–1952Female

  • Frances M Toomey


  • Thomas Toomey


  • Male1885–1962Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · The Haymarket Riot

Age 1

Protesting to lower the mandated work day to eight hours, a labor rally, near Haymarket Square in Chicago, turned into a riot after an individual threw a bomb at police. As a result, eight people were killed and many more injured. The Haymarket Riot is viewed as a labor movement setback in America.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (3)

  • William Toomey in household of Mary Toomey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E Toomey, "Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989"
  • William Edward Toomey, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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