William A. Toot1,2,3

ID# 16089, (1875 - 1934)
FatherCharles Henry Toot4,5 (7 Jun 1835 - )
MotherFrances T. Britton6,5 (Jan 1847 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 18 Jun 1875, Virginia7,8,9
Marriage: about 1897, Florence M. Mitchell (May 1876 -10,11,12 )
Death: 30 Sep 1934, Richmond, Virginia3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     
Patrolman William A. Toot
William A. Toot was born on 18 Jun 1875 in Virginia.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Roanoke District, Halifax Co., Virginia, with his mother, Frances T. Britton in the household of Mary W. Toot, his grandmother.13
     William married Florence M. Mitchell about 1897.10,11,12
     William and Florence appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Richmond, Virginia, at 1819 Venable St., enumerated 1 Jun 1900, reporting that the family rented its home. Their children Alma and Ethel were listed as living with them.14
     William and Florence appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Richmond, Virginia, at 1809 Venable St., enumerated 16 Apr 1910. Their children Alma, Ethel, Charles, William and Alice were listed as living with them, as was Susie Brooks, a 24-year old black servant.15
     William registered for the draft for World War I on 6 Sep 1918, while living at 1809 Venable St., Richmond, Virginia, reporting he was employed as a policeman for the Richmond Police Department.2
     William and Florence appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Richmond, Virginia, at 1311 28th St., enumerated 8 Jan 1920, reporting that the family rented its home. Their children Charles, William, Alice, Luda, Ralph and George were listed as living with them.16
     William and Florence appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Richmond, Virginia, at 1311 28th St., enumerated 11 Apr 1930, reporting that the family rented it home for $30 per month. Their children Ralph and George were listed as living with them, as his their son William and his wife Blanche, their daughter Luda and her husband Charles. There were also two grandsons whose parents are not identified, William A. Toot. Jr., age 3½, and Carlton R. Ferrell, age 12.17
     He was a carpenter, then became a policeman about 1906, serving for 28 years on the Richmond Police Department. He was shot and killed at the city jail when two prisoners tryed to escape, using firearms they had obtained. The inmates, who were in jail for murdering a mail-driver, were captured in New York Jan 1935. They were executed 2 Feb 1935.18,19,20,21 He died on 30 Sep 1934 in Richmond, Virginia, at age 59, killed in the line of duty.3

Children:
     Children with Florence M. Mitchell:

  • Alma Woodson Toot14,15,5 (Jun 1898 - )
  • Ethel T. Toot14,15 (Jan 1900 - )
  • Charles Henry Toot15,16,5 (abt 1904 - )
  • William A. Toot Jr.15,16,5 (abt 1905 - )
  • Alice B. Toot15,16 (abt 1909 - )
  • Luda C. Toot16,17,5 (abt 1911 - )
  • Ralph E. Toot16,17,5 (abt 1915 - )
  • George Earl Toot16,17,5 (23 Dec 1915 - Mar 1983)

Citations

  1. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Willie E. Toot.
  2. [S3212] William A. Toot, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S2136] Officer Down Memorial Page, online, record for Patrolman William A. Toot.
  4. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, seem to show Willie as the son of Charles' wife - Willie is listed as the grandson of Frances' mother.
  5. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", added by hand, apparently by Juanita Atkinson.
  6. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows her as Mary's daughter, and him as Mary's grandson, both with surname Toot.
  7. [S3212] William A. Toot, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date and age 43.
  8. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 4 and state.
  9. [S2139] A. Wm. Toots household, 1900 U.S. Census, Richmond City, Virginia, shows month, years, age 24, and state.
  10. [S2139] A. Wm. Toots household, 1900 U.S. Census, Richmond City, Virginia, shows married 3 years.
  11. [S1595] William A. Toot household, 1910 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia, shows married, 13 years.
  12. [S2138] William A. Toot household, 1930 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia, shows married, with his first marrage at age 22 and hers at 20.
  13. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S2139] A. Wm. Toots household, 1900 U.S. Census, Richmond City, Virginia.
  15. [S1595] William A. Toot household, 1910 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia.
  16. [S2137] Willie A. Toot household, 1920 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia.
  17. [S2138] William A. Toot household, 1930 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia.
  18. [S2139] A. Wm. Toots household, 1900 U.S. Census, Richmond City, Virginia, shows married occupation as carpenter.
  19. [S2136] Officer Down Memorial Page, online, record for Patrolman William A. Toot, shows details of his service and his death.
  20. [S1595] William A. Toot household, 1910 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia, shows occupation as policeman.
  21. [S2137] Willie A. Toot household, 1920 U.S. Census, City of Richmond, Virginia, shows occupation as policeman working for the city.