Matilda Croom Toney

1854–1930 (Age 76)
Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of Matilda Croom

When Matilda Croom Toney was born on 8 March 1854, in Colbert, Alabama, United States, her father, Charles Augustus Toney, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Madding, was 25. She married James John Hood Foster on 26 November 1873, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in South Florence, Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 May 1930, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Matilda Croom Toney
James John Hood Foster
Marriage: 26 November 1873
Mary Chalmers Foster
Ben Franklin Foster
Lida T. Foster

Spouse & Children

26 November 1873
Colbert, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 8

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1865 · Assassination Plot

Age 11

On April 14,1865, an assassination plot takes place. The first shot is President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford's Theater. The second is the secretary of State William H. Seward who is stabbed multiple times. The final is suppose to be the vice president Andrew Johnson but the would be assassin got cold feet.
1874 · Secrete Service Headquarters

Age 20

The Secrete Service Headquarters had been in NYC for four years. Finally in 1874, it returns to Washington D.C.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Ton(e)y, a reduced form of Anthony .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda C Toney in household of Charles A Toney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Toney in household of Charles Toney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Matilda T Mcdonald in household of John R Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1900"

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