BEATRICE O'TOOLE is
daughter of Patrick
O'Toole and Cora
will become Charlie Cator, Jr's second wife. Her father, Patrick O'Toole
was a big man - very tall. He owned stables where George Washington
Hospital now sits and had a farm in McLean, VA. Patrick would take his
granddaughter Dorothy Cator for a treat but would not give her the money to
buy it herself. He always did this. He liked to eat black bananas!
This is some information on Patrick O'Toole.
Generation No. 1: John
and Mary (LNU)
O'TOOLE, Born in Ireland
Family Tradition Says: Came
from Ireland to Baltimore, MD. They both died after having their
children in Texas MD. Sons suddenly found themselves on their own and had to
seek work as laborers and apprentices to support themselves in their teens!
Supposedly sons born in Ireland, but at least son Patrick O'Toole was born
in Texas Maryland per his death certificate.
Texas, Maryland in what is now Baltimore County is a very interesting
place. It is an unincorporated town located about 13 miles north of
Baltimore City and in which is now known as Cockeysville. In Texas MD there
is limestone, lots of it, and marble, which was in 1832 transported on the
Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad.
appears to be where John and Mary, and many, many other Irish immigrants
settled when they fled Ireland due to the Great Hunger, the Ireland Potato
Famine. Texas MD became an Irish village between 1847 and 1860.
The Irish worked the mines, the railroads, the canals....although what the
O'Tooles specifically did is not known to me.
limestone quarried by the Irish was used for building projects such as the
Washington Monuments in Washington D.C. and Baltimore City, the State House
in Annapolis, the porticoes of the Senate and House wings of the Capitol in
Washington D.C., and as far as away as St. Patrick’s Church in New York City
The Irish were
hardworking people and the miners and railroad workers took serious risks
daily and then returned to what was likely shanty buildings or perhaps
tenements. The toiling was daily. This photo is from the
Facebook page of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, year unknown.
Texas, MD had a visiting priest from
Baltimore City or Hickory in Harford County that would stop by to perform
marriages, baptisms and conduct funeral services. In 1850, Texas MD
got its first permanent priest, but still no church; so services were held
in the home of John Clark, a one-story log cabin. He donated land and
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church was built within two years and a cemetery
was provided by 1860.
Joseph's website, "Many of the parishioners of the early days lived
in what was called “Catholic Row” on Railroad Avenue and on Church Lane. The
church was the focal point around which their spiritual lives centered. The
names of many can still be seen on the old tombstones in the parish cemetery."
Known children of John and Mary O'Toole are:
1) THOMAS O'TOOLE, b. Ireland
or Texas MD. Supposedly he had two children, twins Paul and Paula
O'Toole. And that he moved to Ohio from MD/DC.
2) FNU O'TOOLE, possibly Michael, b.Ireland or Texas MD; died
______; became a missionary.
O'TOOLE, b. 1/8/1857, Texas MD d. July 28, 1941 Colonial Beach, VA
Generation No. 2: PATRICK O'TOOLE and
wife CORA ROBINSON
b. 1/8/1857 Ireland
or possibly Texas MD per
death cert. He died
of Arteriosclerosis on July 28th, 1941 at Colonial Beach, VA when he was
Some of his known
occupations were grocer, plasterer, and horse livery stable
In the 1890 and 1891 DC Directory, the following are listed.
1) Patrick O'Toole, Grocer, 2128 C NW
2) Patrick O'Toole, Plasterer, 2131 C NW 1891
June 12, 1897
Patrick O'Toole weds Cora Lee Robinson. He is 40 and she is 28
Cora is the daughter of David S. and Mary Robinson
and the sibling of May, Barbara, Lucy, Virginia, Nelly, Anthony and
Jerome per the 1880 Census. Her dad was a farmer.
Children of Patrick O'Toole and Cora Robinson,
all born inn DC, are:
1) MORRIS O'TOOLE, d. Died Young.
2) FLORENCE BEATRICE O'TOOLE, b. 1900, Wash., DC;
d. 1978 VA; married
3) AUBREY O'TOOLE, d. Died Young.
4) "BOY" O'TOOLE, d. Died Young.
5) ESTHER MARIE O'TOOLE b. 1910, Washington DC; d.
m. (1) FRANK SHOEMACHER,
m. (2) LEO MAIMONE, SR.,
m. (3) "POTTS" D'AMICO,
Aft 1935, MD.
Head of Household, white male, born "*Dec"
1857; age 42, married 3 years. Born "*MD",
parents born in Ireland. Plasterer; had not worked for
three months. Owned home with no mortgage. Home
listed as a "farm."
female, born Feb 1866, Age 34; married 3 years.
Virginia, as were her parents.
daughter, born May 1899, age 1, born in DC, Father born in
"*Maryland"; Mother in
= errors in census?
They had 2 children per Census, with only
one living (Florence). All can read/write/
Residence: 2003 New York
Avenue, DC. Supv. Dist. 1; ED 28; Wash. City, DC, Taken on June 16, 1900;
age 53, Head of Household, 2003 NY Avenue, DC with wife
and Esther M. O'Toole.
Wash., ED 41, Series: T624 Roll 150 Page 132. They had been
married 12 years and had 5 children, only the two daughters of whom lived.
CORA was 11 years younger than her husband. Again, Patrick is listed
as born in Maryland, although it is believed he was born in Ireland, having
traveled with his family to America.
1916: Cora's death
Cora O'Toole's last
residence was 2003 NY Ave., NW. At her date of death, November 24,
1916, she was 51 years of age, succumbing to cancer. Her Interment at
Congressional Cemetery occurred three days later at Range 45, Site 280.
Grave Fee: $8.00; Undertaker: George W. Wise. From the 1880 Census in
Gainesville, Prince William County, VA. Cora is the daughter of
David S. Robinson and his 2nd wife, Mary. Siblings are: Jerome B. and
Barbara A. Robinson (step siblings from 1st marriage); and Lucy T, Virginia E.,
Nelly G., Antony, and Louis Robinson from the 2nd marriage
1920 DC Census, Dist. 49:
Head of Household, age 62, Widower. Born "*MD",
of father born in Ireland and mother born
"unknown". Plasterer. Owned home
with no mortgage. Florence B. O'Toole
Daughter, age 20, single. Born in DC; Father born in "*Maryland";
Mother in Virginia. No occupation.
Esther M. O'Toole
Daughter, age 10, single. Born in DC; Father born in "*Maryland";
Mother in Virginia. No
= errors in census? ED 49; Wash. City, DC, Taken on Jan. 8, 1920, Page 6B Roll
Head of Household, age 72, Widower. Owns home valued at $2,000.
Born in Maryland per this census to parents born in Irish Free State. He
is living with his servant, Annie Tyler who is 47 and single. He does
not own a radio set. His home is not a farm. He still works as a
building plasterer. Home at 2003 New
York Avenue in DC.
He may have had some senility in
the last year also. Although this says he was born in Texas MD and not
Ireland. For the first time, we have his parents names: John and
Mary O'Toole, both born in Ireland, immigrating to America.
His Interment occurred on 7/31/1941 at Congressional Cemetery, Range 46, Site 280. His Grave Fee was $25.00 and his undertaker, Thomas F.
St. Francis Xavier Church: 2800
Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington DC 20020
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ARTICLES ON OUR PATRICK O'TOOLE:
Real Estate Transfer
Real Estate Transfers
Washington Post 1907-05-10 Real
1907-09-25 Real Estate Transfer
1907 Patrick O'Toole Washington
Post * 1909-10-29 Real
Patrick O'Toole Washington
Real Estate Transfer
1910 Patrick O'Toole Washington
Real Estate Transfer
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Charles and Florence O'Toole Cator
Charles Cator, Jr. and 2nd wife, Florence