Viola Toomey

1893–1956 (Age 62)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Viola

Viola Toomey was born on 14 November 1893, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States as the daughter of John Toomey and Albima King. She married Charles B Worthington on 15 August 1925, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. She lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Schoolcraft, Schoolcraft Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 2 March 1956, in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Viola Toomey
Charles B Worthington
Marriage: 15 August 1925

Spouse & Children

15 August 1925
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Toomey


  • Albima King




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Viola Worthington in household of Charles B Worthington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Worthington in household of Charles B Worthington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Toomey Martin, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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