Wallace D Toomey

1914–1984 (Age 69)
California, United States

The Life of Wallace D

When Wallace D Toomey was born on 25 April 1914, in California, United States, his father, William David Toomey, was 46 and his mother, Nancy Temple Wilson, was 42. He lived in Castroville, Monterey, California, United States in 1930. He died on 9 March 1984, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Fairfield, Solano, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Toomey
Nancy Temple Wilson
Irwin Wilson Toomey
Harley Wayne Toomey
Wallace D Toomey

Parents & Siblings

  • William David Toomey


  • Female1872–1950Female



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • Wallace Toomey in household of Dave Toomey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wallace D Toomey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wallace Toomey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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