Walter Glenn Toomey

1918–2007 (Age 88)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Walter Glenn

When Walter Glenn Toomey was born on 19 October 1918, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Paul Toomey Sr, was 38 and his mother, Jennie Ruth Long, was 39. He married Ruby Mae Painter on 1 March 1952, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Cary, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1982 and Mount Holly, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 2007. He died on 5 February 2007, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Holly, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Glenn Toomey
1918–2007
Ruby Mae Painter
1923–
Marriage: 1 March 1952

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1952
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

  • Lander Marion Toomey

    Male1901–1962Male

  • Lee Roy Toomey

    Male1903–1964Male

  • Wilma Toomey

    Female1906–1981Female

  • James Paul Toomey Jr

    Male1907–1973Male

  • Female1909–1982Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Glenn Toomey in household of James P Toomey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter G Toomey in household of James P Toomey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Glenn Toomey in household of James Paul Toomey, "United States Census, 1940"

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