Robert James Toole

1879–1953 (Age 74)
Omey Island, County Galway, Ireland

The Life of Robert James

When Robert James Toole was born on 15 March 1879, in Omey Island, County Galway, Ireland, his father, Patrick Toole, was 39 and his mother, Bridget Bodkin, was 37. He married Minerva McCary on 23 August 1905, in Dixon, Carbon, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Carbon, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Election District 15 Snake River-Savery-Dixon-Baggs-Browns Hill, Carbon, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 3 October 1953, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Toole
Minerva McCary
Marriage: 23 August 1905
Kenneth M. Toole
Kathleen Toole
Hubert Bodkin Toole

Spouse & Children

23 August 1905
Dixon, Carbon, Wyoming, United States


  • Male1908–1979Male

  • Kathleen Toole


  • Hubert Bodkin Toole


Parents & Siblings



  • Thomas Toole


  • Francis Toole


  • John R Toole


  • Male1866–1941Male

  • Michael Toole


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Toole , an Americanized form of Ó Tuathail ‘descendant of Tuathal’.2 English: variant of Toll .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • R J Toole, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert J Toole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert J Toole, "United States Census, 1930"

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