Violet Catherine Toomey

1921–1994 (Age 72)
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Violet Catherine

When Violet Catherine Toomey was born on 23 November 1921, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, Woolsey Burton Toomey Sr, was 32 and her mother, Mary Catherine Timmons, was 27. She died on 8 March 1994, in Dagsboro, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dagsboro, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Violet Catherine Toomey
Edward Bunting Savage

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Woolsey Burton Toomey Jr


  • Female1921–1994Female

  • Charles Oliver Toomey


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1939 · Nylon Plant in Seaford

Age 18

In 1939, DuPont opened a nylon plant in Seaford, Delaware. The idea came when in 1935, Dr. Wallace discovered a synthetic fiber.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Violet Toomey, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Violet Toomey, "Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922"
  • Violet Catherine Toomey Savage, "Find A Grave Index"

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