Shirley W Toomey (1935 - 2011)

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Shirley W Toomey
1935 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Shirley W Toomey was born on February 22, 1935. She died on May 27, 2011 at 76 years of age. We know that Shirley W Toomey had been residing in Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02019.


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Shirley W Toomey died on May 27, 2011 at age 76. She was born on February 22, 1935. We are unaware of information about Shirley's surviving family. We know that Shirley W Toomey had been residing in Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02019.
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In 1935, in the year that Shirley W Toomey was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1954, she was 19 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1964, she was 29 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1979, Shirley was 44 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1987, by the time she was 52 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Feb 24, 1923 - Mar 24, 2006
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Dec 12, 1922 - Feb 20, 1999
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Jun 8, 1924 - Aug 24, 2004
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Feb 7, 1929 - June 1983
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Mar 2, 1930 - May 12, 1997
Cambridge, MA
Janet A Toomey
Jul 31, 1946 - Apr 7, 2009
Woburn, MA
Walter F Toomey
Nov 3, 1952 - Jan 16, 2005
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Thomas Toomey
Mar 10, 1898 - August 1969
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